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Whitney  Heard

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wwheard@central.uh.edu

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Whitney Werich Heard

Clinical Assistant Professor;
Lawyering Skills and Strategies

Whitney Heard is a clinical assistant professor of lawyering skills and strategies. In addition to teaching the first year legal research and writing courses, she has taught an introductory legal research and writing class for Foreign LL.M. students, a scholarly writing seminar for Foreign LL.M. students, and a legal research and writing tutorial for J.D. students.

Professor Heard graduated summa cum laude with her B.A. in Speech Communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and graduated cum laude with her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. While at Georgetown, she served as a teaching fellow in the legal research and writing department and worked as a law student advocate in the Family Advocacy Clinic. After graduating from law school, Professor Heard was admitted to the Illinois bar and worked as a litigation associate in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Before joining the Law Center in 2007, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Marcia A. Crone in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

COURSES:
Lawyering Skills & Strategies I and II