June 25, 2005
In The Spotlight: Suzanne Darrow-Kleinhaus
Suzanne Darrow-Kleinhaus is the Director of Academic Development and an Assistant Professor of Legal Methods at Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in Huntington, New York.
Previously, she was an associate at a public sector labor law firm.
As Director of Academic Development since Fall 2003, Suzanne has coordinated all aspects of Touro’s Academic Development programs, which span the entire length of the legal educational process, from orientation to bar examination preparation and counseling. She is responsible for training and supervising teaching assistants, working with students on an individual basis, conducting skills training workshops, developing appropriate student work materials, coordinating bar-preparation programs, and implementing new services relevant to enhancing its students’ academic experience and performance.
Before attending law school, Suzanne was a promotional and technical writer in the software, electronic, and medical device manufacturing industries. She believes her background in business and technology and her years in the workplace have helped to bring perspective, understanding, and appreciation to the study of law.
Suzanne has published in the areas of contracts, labor law, the Fourth Amendment’s Exclusionary Rule, and federal preemption of state tort law as it relates to government regulation of medical devices.
In the area of academic support and bar exam preparation, she has published Incorporating Bar Pass Strategies into Routine Teaching Practices in the Gonzaga Law Review, authored THE BAR EXAM IN A NUTSHELL for West Publications and is working on another publication for West entitled Mastering the Law School Exam, scheduled for publication in 2006.
In Fall 2004, her article, "A Response to the Society of American Law Teachers' Statement on the Bar Exam" was published in the Journal of Legal Education. The National Conference of Bar Examiners adapted the article for publication in the May 2005 issue of The Bar Examiner.
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