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Elizabeth Fishman

Associate Professor of Legal Writing

Full-Time Faculty


Elizabeth Fishman is an Associate Professor who teaches in the Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis program.  Before joining USF,  she was a professor at Golden Gate University Law School, where she taught Legal Writing & Research, Appellate Advocacy, and coached moot court.  At GGU, Professor Fishman also directed the Upper Division Writing Program, including the Appellate Advocacy program and the Moot Court program. 

Prior to her teaching career, she was Corporate Counsel at Genentech, served as a Staff Attorney at the Ninth Circuit and as a law clerk to the Honorable A. Howard Matz in the Central District of California, and worked as an Associate in Sidley Austin LLP's healthcare practice.


  • Legal research and writing
  • Moot court
  • Immigration law
  • Healthcare law


  • Stanford University Law School, JD, 2003
  • Brown University, BA in Sociology, 1999

Prior Experience

  • Associate Professor, Golden Gate University Law School
  • Corporate Counsel, Genentech
  • Staff Attorney, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Associate, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable A. Howard Matz (C.D. Cal.)

Selected Publications