Michaela C. Cashen

Michaela C Cashen

Full-time faculty

Clinical Professor of Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy

"Excellent legal writing first requires excellent legal analysis, which requires meticulous attention to detail, which takes much time and practice. In other words, new law students should expect that the development of excellent legal writing skills will take much time and practice."


After graduation, Professor Cashen, R.N., J.D., was a litigation attorney with the Dallas firm of Johnson, Bromberg & Leeds, and handled commercial litigation matters for a number of major corporations in the Dallas area. She then served as in-house counsel with Texas Instruments. She began teaching legal software and online legal research in 1998. She focuses in the areas of legal research, legal writing & advocacy, and bar exam essay writing. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

Areas of Expertise

  • Legal Research, Writing and Advocacy


B.A., Augustana College
J.D., University of Illinois (with honors)


Bar Exam Survey & Preparation
Legal Research & Writing for International LLMs
Perspectives of American Legal System