Christine Coughlin

Christine Coughlin

Professor of Law

Professor Coughlin is a multiple-award winning teacher, recognized for both her teaching and scholarship. She is the recipient of the 2017 Mary S. Lawrence Award from the Legal Writing Institute, the Wake Forest University Teaching and Learning Center's Teaching Innovation Award, the Joseph Branch Award for Excellence in Teaching and a multi-year recipient of the Graham Award for Excellence in Teaching Legal Research and Writing. Professor Coughlin also has appointments in the Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Wake Forest School of Medicine's Translational Science Institute. She is a core faculty member in the Wake Forest University Center for Bioethics, Health & Society. She is a member of the American Law Institute.Read more »


  • JD, Wake Forest University School of Law, 1990
  • BSBA, Bowling Green State University, 1987



  • The Complete Guide to Legal Careers (West Publishing forthcoming 2019).
  • Modern Legal Scholarship: The Diverse World of Academic and Professional Writing (Carolina Academic Press 2019).
  • Legal Analysis and Writing Workbook (Carolina Academic Press 2019) (with Robin Laisure, Sandy Patrick).
  • A Lawyer Writes, 3rd Edition (2018) (with Joan Rocklin, Sandy Patrick).
  • An Advocate Persuades (Carolina Academic Press 2015) (with Joan Rocklin, Robert Rocklin, Sandy Patrick).
  • A Lawyer Writes, 2nd Edition (Carolina Academic Press 2013) (with Sandy Patrick, Joan Rocklin).
  • A Lawyer Writes (Carolina Academic Press 2008).

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Christine Coughlin
Contact Information

Worrell 3306
  • Appellate Law & Practice
  • Bioethics & Biotechnology Law
  • Health Law
  • Law Teaching
  • Legal Writing & Research