Jennifer Cupar is a Professor of Lawyering Skills at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and Director of the school’s Legal Writing, Leadership, Experiential Learning, Advocacy, and Professionalism (“LLEAP”) program. She focuses in the areas of litigation and legal writing. She teaches LLEAP 3-Litigation and a section of Race, Law, and Society. She also supervises the law school’s federal judicial externship program and has coached moot court teams and overseen the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Summer Legal Academy. In 2022, Prof. Cupar received the Faculty Distinguished Service Prize for her service to the School of Law.
Before joining the faculty at the School of Law, Prof. Cupar was a judicial law clerk to The Honorable Patricia A. Gaughan and The Honorable Solomon Oliver, Jr., of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. She also practiced litigation at several law firms and served as the Assistant Director of the Milton and Charlotte Kramer Law Clinic, a law clinic that operates out of the School of Law.
Prof. Cupar frequently speaks locally and nationally on effective legal writing and legal writing pedagogy. She is an active member of the Legal Writing Institute, where she serves on the Teaching Resources Committee. Prof. Cupar is a board member of Collaborative to End Human Trafficking and the Women’s Fund of the Lorain County Community Foundation.