Meet Your New Professor… Lisa Ivey – Legal Research and Writing

Lisa Ivey will teach one of the sections of Legal Research and Writing on Saturdays next semester. Ivey currently practices law in Jasper and Walker County. “My special focus is on appellate advocacy, both for my clients and as a contract attorney for other lawyers,” she says.


Ivey received her J.D. from Cumberland School of Law in 2003, graduated summa cum laude and was first in her class. “I was on the Dean’s list and served as the writing editor of the Cumberland Law Review,” Ivey says. “After law school, I opened my solo general practice and was eventually able to focus on writing.”


During her 15 years of practice, Ivey has authored more than 100 appellate briefs and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama.


“I am proud to teach at Birmingham School of Law, because effective written communication is the key to success in every aspect of life. BSL approaches teaching that skill in a practical way instead of theoretically,” Ivey says.


Ivey supports diabetes prevention, care and research. She volunteers for a legal advocacy program that helps individuals with diabetes who are experiencing discrimination at work, school, and other areas of their lives. She also educates others on misconceptions about the disease.


Ivey is an avid tennis player and enjoys the sport in her spare time. She also enjoys embroidery and needlework, especially cross stitch.