Lynn Boepple Su
Professor of Law
Lynn Boepple Su is a Professor of Law at NYLS. She currently teaches Legal Practice, Evidence, Deposition Skills, and the Criminal Prosecution Clinic Seminar—New York County (Manhattan). Professor Su is the Faculty Co-Advisor for the NYLS Trial Competition Team. She previously served as Co-Director of the NYLS Writing Program and the Writing Specialist. Professor Su also taught American Business Law: Sources and Methods, a course she designed for foreign-trained LL.M. students.
Professor Su began her legal career as an assistant district attorney in Bronx County, New York, where she litigated cases in New York State and City courts and coordinated the investigation and prosecution of economic crimes. She broadened her legal experience as an associate at several New Jersey law firms, concentrating in the area of employment litigation.
Professor Su’s background in private practice and as an assistant district attorney informs her teaching. She uses real-life examples to illustrate how the lawyering skills taught in class are used in practice. Her in-role exercises expose students to the human element of lawyering and help them develop their professional identities. Drawing on her teaching and practice experience, she co-authored The Lawyer’s Craft: An Introduction to Legal Analysis, Writing, and Advocacy and Teacher’s Manual for The Lawyer’s Craft.
Professor Su enjoys speaking at regional and international conferences that enable legal educators and professionals to share teaching innovations and law practice trends. She has presented on a wide variety of topics including writing skills, teaching foreign-trained lawyers, cross-cultural communication in legal practice, helping students overcome “imposter syndrome,” designing role-play exercises, and the prosecutor’s role in promoting justice.
Professor Su is a 2018 recipient of the Global Legal Skills Award, presented at the 13th Annual Global Legal Skills Conference held at Melbourne Law School in Melbourne, Australia, for “significant contributions to the promotion and improvement of global legal skills.” She is a former Co-Chair of the Legal Writing Institute’s Clinical Cooperation Committee and currently serves on the New York State Bar Association’s Law, Youth & Citizenship Committee and its Mock Trial Subcommittee. Professor Su is a member of the bars of New York and District of Columbia.
The Lawyer’s Craft: An Introduction to Legal Analysis, Writing, Research, and Advocacy (Anderson Publishing, 2002) (with C. Glaser, J. Lieberman, & R. Ruescher).
Teacher’s Manual for the Lawyer’s Craft (Anderson Publishing, 2002) (with J. Lieberman, R. Ruescher, C. Glaser & D. Epstein).
“Leaving the Land of Tweets, Texts, and Emojis: The Collaborative Writing Assignment, a Vehicle for Reinforcing Grammar and Punctuation Rules,” The Second Draft, Volume 31, Number 2 (Fall 2018).
“Getting Them at Hello: Creative Teaching Techniques and Exercises to Engage New Law Students,” Teach Law Better (with Professor Anne Goldstein) (2018).
“First Cars, Treasured Pets, Family Ties, and Other Tales of Growing Up: The Student’s Life Story as a Teaching Tool,” The Second Draft, Volume 30, Number 1 (Spring 2017).