Sandra K. Janin ’75

Professor of Legal Writing
Director, Upper Level Writing Program

Sandra K. Janin ’75

Sandra Krevitsky Janin joined the full-time Law School faculty as professor of legal writing and assistant director of the Writing Program in the fall semester, 2003.

Professor Janin comes to the Law School with more than two decades of experience serving as appellate counsel to major litigation firms.

Professor Janin began her legal career at Weinstein, Chayt & Bard, PC, where she served as appellate counsel to leading plaintiffs’ and defendants’ personal injury litigation law firms. She set up her own practice in 1984 and remained a solo practitioner until joining the Law School faculty.

Professor Janin previously taught at New York Law School as an adjunct professor of legal research and writing from 1989 to 1993, and from 1997 to 2003.

Professor Janin has lectured on topics such as appellate practice, civil practice, and medical malpractice at the Nassau Academy of Law, the Practising Law Institute, the Metropolitan Women’s Bar Association, and the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York. Since 1979, she has delivered an annual lecture, “Pleadings, Venue, Forum Nonconveniens,” for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association’s “Decisions” program.

Professor Janin is the coauthor of The New York Law of Medical Malpractice (New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 1981). She has also been published in the Journal of Insurance, New York Law Journal, and Trial Lawyers Quarterly. She is the recipient of a service award as chairwoman of the Women’s Law Forum from the New York State Trial Lawyers Association.

Professor Janin earned her B.A. cum laude in political science from Brooklyn College in 1971 and her J.D. cum laude from New York Law School in 1975.

The New York Law of Medical Malpractice. (New York State Trial Lawyers Association, 1981) (coauthor)



Published in Journal of Insurance, Negligence and Compensation Law section (NYSBA: June 1980, June 1979, December 1977, December 1976)

Published in Trial Lawyers Quarterly (1979)


New York Law Journal (December 1981)