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Bradley G. Clary

Clinical Professor of Law; Director of Applied Legal Instruction

Bradley G. Clary

444 Mondale Hall
229–19th Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

612-625-1059

clary002@umn.edu

Carleton College, B.A.
University of Minnesota, J.D.

Clinical Professor Bradley G. Clary was the 2004-2006 Vaughan G. Papke Clinical Professor of Law and is the Director of Applied Legal Instruction. He coordinates and supervises the legal writing, moot court, and basic trial advocacy programs. He regularly teaches legal writing, appellate advocacy, civil procedure, and evidence, and serves as a faculty advisor to the National Moot Court team.

Professor Clary received his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, in History from Carleton College and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School. He became an associate at Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly in 1975 and a partner in 1982. At various times between 1993 and 1998, he chaired the Antitrust, General Litigation, and Business Litigation practice groups, respectively. Professor Clary was an adjunct professor teaching antitrust at the William Mitchell College of Law in 1997 and 1999, and an adjunct instructor teaching lawyering skills for the school in 1995-1996 and 1998. He joined the University of Minnesota faculty full-time in 1999.

He has served as a faculty member for the Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, a speaker for the Minnesota Department of Health, a faculty member for Minnesota Law & Politics, and a faculty member for Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, teaching courses on various antitrust, appellate advocacy, and legal writing topics.

Professor Clary was an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School from 1985-1999, serving as a faculty advisor for the National Moot Court program. He is a member of the American Bar Association, and served on the Communication Skills Committee of the ABA Section on Legal Education from 2001 to 2008. He currently co-chairs the Media Alerts Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Project for the ABA Standing Committee on Federal Judicial Improvements. He is also a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, co-chaired the MSBA Antitrust Section from 1990-1992, and served on the governing council of the MSBA Appellate Practice Section. He has served on the Minnesota Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure and on the Court’s Civil Justice Reform Task Force. He was the 2004-2005 president of the Association of Legal Writing Directors. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and an elected fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Successful First Depositions (West Group, 1st ed., 2001; Thomson West, 2d ed., 2005; 3d ed., 2011) (with teacher's manuals) (with Sharon Reich Paulsen & Michael Vanselow)

Complex Litigation (LexisNexis, 2010) (with E. Thomas Sullivan, Richard Freer & C. Douglas Floyd)

Successful Legal Analysis and Writing: The Fundamentals (West Group, 1st ed., 2003; Thomson West, 2d ed., 2006; 3d ed., 2010) (with Pamela Lysaght)

Teacher's Manual for Complex Litigation (LexisNexis, 2010) (with E. Thomas Sullivan, Richard Freer & C. Douglas Floyd)

Advocacy on Appeal (West, 1st ed., 2001; Thomson West, 2d ed., 2004; 3d ed., 2008) (with teacher's manuals) (with Sharon Reich Paulsen & Michael Vanselow)

Sourcebook on Legal Writing Programs (American Bar Association, 2d ed., 2006) (principal contributor) (with others)

Primer on the Analysis and Presentation of Legal Argument (West, 1992)

Journal Articles

Crawford v. Washington: What Would Justice Thomas Do?, 96 Minnesota Law Review Headnotes 18 (2012)

The MinnesotaCare Antitrust Exceptions: A Policy Proposal Regarding the State Action Doctrine as Applied to Healthcare Reform, 18 Hamline Law Review 131 (1994)

Editorials, Commentary & Letters

Physician Collective Bargaining: Antitrust Prospects and Pitfalls, Minnesota Medicine, Aug. 1995, at 41

Relevant Market Analysis: Developments in Health Care Settings, Hennepin Lawyer, Sept.-Oct. 1995, at 4

Other Publications

Thinking About Law School: The Big Picture, 80 University of Detroit Mercy Law Review 467 (2003)

"To Note or Not to Note," 10 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing 84 (2002)

Building Internal Consensus: Faculty, Administration, and the Students, 1 Journal of the Association of Legal Writing Directors 208 (2002)

Roadmapping and Legal Writing, 8 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing 134 (2000) (with Deborah Behles)

Multimedia

CiteStation (West, 2d ed., 2010) (series of interactive, computer-based exercises for use in legal writing and appellate advocacy courses) (with Sharon Reich Paulsen & Pamela Lysaght)

CiteStation (West, 1st ed., 2004) (series of interactive, computer-based exercises for use in legal writing and appellate advocacy courses) (with Sharon Reich Paulsen, Danielle Istl & Pamela Lysaght)

COURSES

Legal Writing
Appellate Advocacy
Trial Practice
Civil Procedure
Evidence