Sandy Patrick

Professor of Lawyering

Wood Hall 211
Legal Assistant:


Sandy Patrick earned her JD from the University of Tennessee School of Law.  After graduation, she clerked for the Honorable David H. Welles on the Tennessee Court of Criminal

Specialty Areas and Course Descriptions

Academic Credentials

  • BS Summa Cum Laude 1991 University of Tennessee at Martin, University Scholar
  • JD 1994 University of Tennessee


Separately Published Works

  • A Lawyer Writes:  A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis, Carolina Academic Press (2d ed. 2013) (co-authored with C. Coughlin and J. Malmud).
  • An Advocate Persuades:  A Practical Guide on Writing Documents for the Court, Carolina Academic Press (2015) (co-authored with C. Coughlin, J. Malmud Rocklin, and R. Rocklin).

Works Published as Part of a Collection

  • See One, Do One, Teach One: Dissecting the Use of Medical Education’s Signature Pedagogy in the Law School Curriculum, 26 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 361 (Winter 2009) (co-authored with C. Coughlin and L. McElroy).
  • Guest Chapter Author, One L of a Ride:  A Well-Traveled Professor’s Roadmap to Success in the First Year of Law School, by Andrew J. McClurg (West 2008).
  • Oregon Legal Research, Book Review in 82 Or. Law Rev. 927 (Fall 2003).
  • The Libel Plaintiff’s Perspective: Discovery of Confidential Sources, 20 Comm. Lawyer: The Journal of Media Information and Comm. Law 3 (Fall 2002).
  • We’re Not in Kansas Anymore: Legal Writing in the Third Millenium (2001) (Paper for a symposium on integrating practical skills and theory in the legal writing curriculum).
  • Discovery in Eminent Domain Cases: Can the Condemnor’s Appraisal Report Be Had? 20 The Litigator 1 (Mar. 2000) and 9 The Defender 3 (Spring/Summer 2000) (with Rich Keshian).
  • Can the Libel Plaintiff’s Discovery Sword Pierce the New North Carolina Shield Law? 21 Campbell Law Observer 1 (Oct. 2000) and 21 The Litigator 4 (Nov. 2000) and North Carolina Lawyer’s Weekly (Aug. 21, 2000) (with Rich Keshian).