Assistant Professor of Legal Writing and Director of the Legal Writing Program
Grace Hum serves as the director of the Legal Writing Program. In this capacity, she helps to coordinate the curriculum, supervises the legal writing faculty, and oversees the administration of the program. Hum teaches legal research and writing to first-year students and elective courses to upper-division students. Her teaching emphasizes professionalism and practical skills, so that law students can hit the ground running in their summer jobs and careers as lawyers.
After Hum received her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Rhetoric & Communications from UC Davis, she attended Santa Clara University School of Law, where she was a member of the law review and the trial team. She also received a master’s degree in Law from Stanford Law School. She worked as a staff attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and as a research attorney for the U.S. Department of Labor. Hum has also taught at Stanford Law School and Santa Clara University School of Law.
Hum is a member of the Legal Writing Institute, as well as the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD). She serves on the ALWD Teaching Workshops Committee. She is a frequent presenter at regional and national legal writing conferences and transactional law conferences and received a teaching grant from ALWD for her Transactional Skills course.
In addition to her teaching, Hum works as a legal writing consultant by teaching continuing education courses about legal writing to legal professionals at law firms, working as a writing coach for individual lawyers, and tutoring bar applicants sitting for the California Bar Exam.
- BA, UC Davis
- JD, Santa Clara University
- JSM, Stanford University
- Teaching Grant, Asssociation of Legal Writing Directors (2012)