Elizabeth E. Berenguer

Associate Professor of Law
Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
Upper Level Writing
Director, Upper Level Writing
Office Address:
Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
Mailing Address:
225 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC 27603

Biography

Elizabeth E. Berenguer directs the upper level writing program at Campbell Law. A Cuban-American who writes in both English and Spanish, she joined Campbell Law in the fall of 2016 after serving as an associate professor and director of the legal skills and professionalism program at Savannah Law School. Her teaching responsibilities include Legal Writing, Research, and Advocacy, Appellate Advocacy, Pre-Trial, and Transactional Drafting. She has also served as the director of Savannah’s trial and moot court advocacy teams.

Prior to academia, Berenguer was a trial lawyer with the Office of the Public Defender in Florida where she represented clients in both misdemeanor and felony cases. She earned her J.D. and bachelor’s degree from Mercer University.


Education

  • JD, Mercer University
  • BA, Mercer University
  • Fluent in Spanish (reading, writing, and speaking)

Credentials

  • Panelist, Productive and Fulfilling Scholarship Across the Tenure Spectrum, Southeast Association of Law Schools Conference Workshop on Legal Education, August 2016 (Amelia Island, Florida)
  • Presenter, The Dark Side of Rhetoric, Psychology of Persuasion Conference, September 2015 (Laramie, Wyoming)

Career Highlights

  • Presenter, The Dark Side of Rhetoric, Applied Legal Storytelling Conference, July 2015 (Seattle, Washington)
  • Presenter, The Dark Side of Rhetoric, Association of Legal Writing Directors, June 2015 (Memphis, Tennessee)
  • Presenter, Advanced Appellate Advocacy: Developing a Course Relevant to Practice, Southeast Regional Legal Writing Conference, April 2015 (Knoxville, Tennessee)
  • Presenter, Free to Teach: Achieving Consistent Results While Supporting Academic Freedom, Southeast Regional Legal Writing Conference, April 2015 (Knoxville, Tennessee)
  • Presenter, What Could Possibly Go Wrong? A Study of Georgia’s Open Carry Laws in the Context of Stand Your Ground, Savannah Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Hot Topics Seminar January 2015
  • Panelist, Implications of Stand Your Ground, Savannah Youth Futures September 2014
  • Presenter, Categories! A Cognitive Rhetorician’s Approach to Logos and Pathos, LWI Biennial Conference, June 2014 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • Panelist, 2014 Legal Education in the 21st Century, Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey
  • Presenter, Categories! A Cognitive Rhetorician’s Approach to Logos and Pathos, Psychology and Lawyering, February 2014 (UNLV, Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • Guest on The Diane Rehm Show, National Public Radio, February 18, 2014 – “The Loud Music Trial And Renewed Debate Over Stand-Your-Ground Laws” (http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2014-02-18/loud-music-trial-and-renewed-debate-over-stand-your-ground-laws/transcript)
  • Guest on the Tom and Curly Show, KIRO Radio Seattle, February 17, 2014 – “Dunn Trial Raises More Questions about Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law” (http://kiroradio.com/listen/9967895/)
  • Quoted by The Atlantic Wire: What Matters Now, “Would It Have Been Legal to Shoot and Kill George Zimmerman?” (http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2013/09/would-it-have-been-legal-shoot-and-kill-george-zimmerman/69257/)
  • Presenter, Categories! A Cognitive Rhetorician’s Approach to Logos and Pathos, Applied Legal Storytelling Conference, July 2013 (London, England)
  • Guest on The Diane Rehm Show, National Public Radio, July 15, 2013 – “Questions Following the Acquittal of George Zimmerman” (http://thedianerehmshow.org/shows/2013-07-15/questions-following-acquittal-george-zimmerman)
  • Guest on The Daily Circuit, Minnesota Public Radio, July 15, 2013 – “Florida law that justified Zimmerman could have done the same for his victim” (http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/15/daily-circuit-zimmerman-verdict)
  • Guest Lecturer, Law & Literature (Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School), March 19, 2013
  • Faculty Presentation, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, March 20, 2013
  • Legal Commentator for WTOC News, Savannah, Georgia, September 28, 2012 - “Law School Professor Explains Castle Doctrine” (available http://www.wtoc.com/story/19671395/law-school-professor-explains-castle-doctrine)
  • Quoted by USA Today, August 9, 2012 – “George Zimmerman Seeks Hearing to Dismiss Murder Charges” (http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-08-09/zimmerman-hearing-charges-dismissed-trayvon/56922994/1)
  • Legal Commentator for Channel 13, Orlando, Florida, on the Casey Anthony trial (various appearances Summer and Fall 2011) and the Trayvon Martin shooting (various appearances Spring and Summer 2012)

Organizations

  • Faculty Adviser, First Place Team, 22nd Annual ABA National Criminal Justice Trial AdvocacyCompetition (2012)
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • State Bar of Florida
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of American Law Schools
  • Southeastern Association of Law Schools
  • Legal Writing Institute
  • Association of Legal Writing Directors