Leslie P. Culver
Legal Writing Professor
J.D. Saint Louis University School of Law
B.S. Truman State University [formerly Northeast Missouri State University, criminal justice, psychology]
: Introduction to Legal Skills, Legal Skills I, Legal Skills II, Internship Seminar
Prior to joining the faculty at California Western School of Law in 2009, Leslie Culver was an Assistant Professor at Saint Louis University School of Law, her alma mater, where she taught Legal Research & Writing and Missouri Civil Procedure. Prior to teaching, she was an Associate Attorney at Husch & Eppenberger (now Husch Blackwell Sanders), a business litigation firm in St. Louis, Missouri. There, her practice focused on representing clients in the areas of medical malpractice, real estate law, product liability and general business litigation. She also enjoyed a substantial pro bono practice consisting of representing clients in cases arising from landlord-tenant disputes, orders of protection, children with disabilities and outstanding warrants for traffic violations, in St. Louis circuit and municipal courts and surrounding communities. During and immediately following law school, Culver clerked for then Chief Judge Mary K. Hoff and, the late Honorable Lawrence G. Crahan, of the Missouri Court of Appeals.
Throughout her career as a litigation attorney, Culver conducted numerous writing workshops for the Black Law Student Association and Women Lawyer's Student Association at Saint Louis University School of Law. She also volunteered as a Truancy Court judge, and served as Chair of the Bar Association Commission for St. Louis Mound City Bar Association, where she was active in evaluating and documenting the diversity efforts and minority participation in the various local bar associations.
Culver currently serves as a Board Member for Affordable Housing Advocates, Chair of California Westerns' Diversity Committee, and has served as a presenter and panel member at numerous academic and legal writing conferences.
- 12 MO. PRAC., Jurisdiction, Venue, Limitation §§1:1-8:394 (3d ed 2011 Cum. Supp.)
- 15 MO. PRAC., Civil Rules Practice (Rules 41-55) §§ 41.01-55 .33-8 (3d ed 2011 Cum. Supp.)
- Mentoring : Vital Concept for Every Lawyer, 5 MISSOURI BAR PRECEDENT 22 (2011)
- "And I don't know why it is that you threw your life away:" Abolishing Life Without Parole, the Supreme Court in Graham v. Florida Now Requires States Give Juveniles Hope For a Second Chance, 20 B.U. PUB. INT. L.J. 35 (2010)
- Author/Editor, Civil Rules Practice, Rules 41-55, 15 MISSOURI PRACTICE 3ed, (2011-2012 pocket parts, forthcoming October 2011).
- Author/Editor, Jurisdiction, Venue, Limitations, 12 MISSOURI PRACTICE 3ed, (2011-2012 pocket parts, forthcoming October 2011).
- Author/Editor, Civil Rules Practice, Rules 41-55, 15 MISSOURI PRACTICE 3ed, (2009-2010 pocket parts, forthcoming October 2009).
- Author/Editor, Jurisdiction, Venue, Limitations, 12 MISSOURI PRACTICE 3ed, (2009-2010 pocket parts, forthcoming October 2009).
- Author, Formation of the Whole Student, 11 THE NOTEBOOK, Issue 4 (2009) (Saint Louis University The Reinert Center for Teaching Excellence publication) (available at http://cte.slu.edu/notebook_ol/11_4/wallace.html or http://cte.slu.edu/notebook_ol/11_4/11_4.pdf).
- Author, Mentoring: A Vital Covenant for Every Lawyer, SAINT LOUIS LAWYER, pp 8-10, August (2008).
- Co-Author, How to Prepare for the Medical Malpractice Trial, 103 MISSOURI MEDICINE 476, September/October (2006).
- Author, City of Indianapolis v. Edmond: An Unprecedented Use of "Primary" Purpose Leaves Wide Open the Door for "Secondary" Problems, 46 ST. LOUIS U. L.J. 175 (2002).
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