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Lisa Klotz

Legal Writing Fellow at UC Davis School of Law


Ph.D. English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

M.A. English, California State University, Northridge

J.D. University of San Diego School of Law

B.A. International Relations, University of California, Davis


Lisa Klotz is a Legal Research and Writing lecturer at UC Davis School of Law.

Klotz has taught Legal Reasoning, Research, and Writing to UC Davis undergraduates as part of the University Writing Program. She also has taught Research, Reasoning, Writing, and Advocacy at the University of North Carolina School of Law and Legal Research, Reasoning, and Writing to undergraduates at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As an attorney, she first served as a prosecutor (in Ventura and on the island of Guam). After that, she practiced in the civil litigation defense field on Guam and in Los Angeles, where she researched, wrote, and argued her office's motions and appeals.

Subject Areas

Legal Education, Legal Reasoning, Legal Writing

Selected Publications

“Legal Proof and Probability in Early Modern England.” Evidence in the Age of the New Sciences. Ed. James A.T. Lancaster and Richard Raiswell. Springer. 2018

’Grammatical Laments, Feminine Arguments:’ Unconfessional Inwardness in Webster’s The White Devil.” Cahiers Elisabethains, Vol. 92(1) 50-67. (2016). DOI: 10.1177/0184767816681254. 2016.

“Ben Jonson’s Legal Imagination in Volpone.” Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900. 51.2 (2011). DOI: 0.1353/sel.2011.0021