Meet the Professors
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Professors Pinder and Sigman collectively bring over 15 years of law teaching experience, and have taught at Emory School of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, University of Texas, and Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. Both have extensive first-year legal research and writing teaching experience, and both have taught doctrinal and skills classes including: Legal Research and Writing I and II, Contracts, Remedies, Professional Responsibility, Pre-trial Practice, Negotiations, Client Interviewing and Counseling, Depositions, and Trial Advocacy. More importantly, both professors have a strong commitment to student development and an abiding determination to see law students reach their full potential.

Kamina Pinder, Associate Professor

Professor Pinder taught law students pedagogy at Georgetown University School of Law. She then taught first-year Legal Writing at University of Texas School of Law where she was also hired by the school to tutor law students who were struggling in their first-year of law school.

Professor Pinder has also taught a number of skills courses, including first-year Legal Writing, at Atlanta’s John Marshall School of Law. She currently teaches Contracts, Remedies, Professional Responsibility, and Client Interviewing and Counseling. She has presented at the Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) “Attitude is Essential” summer pre-law preparatory program for entering first-year law students.

Professor Pinder is a graduate of Smith College (B.A.), New York University School of Law (J.D.), and Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M). Before joining the faculty of Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, she was a program attorney at the United States Department of Education Office of the General Counsel.

"I began law school in 2006 and was assigned to Professor Kamina Pinder’s legal writing course. Even though I came to law school with an undergraduate English degree, I quickly realized that my writing lacked the conciseness and structure that was utilized by successful legal writers. By the conclusion of my first year, after having two semesters of her writing instruction, I ranked first in my class. It was evident, pursuant to the comments I received on my exams, that the writing instruction I had gained from Professor Pinder directly impacted my exam grades. I don’t think that it was a coincidence that the top 10% of my graduating class had been in one of her writing classes."

Tanya M. - Class of 2010, John Marshall Law School

Kamina Pinder Recognition:

Scott Sigman, Associate Professor

Professor Sigman taught first-year Legal Writing at Emory University School of Law, and was the Director of the Legal Skills and Professionalism program at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. Professor Sigman has also taught Professional Responsibility, Trial Advocacy, Advanced Appellate Advocacy, and a host of other skills-based classes.

Professor Sigman practiced in the litigation department of Baker and McKenzie, which was at the time the largest law firm in the world. He also practiced with Foley & Lardner, one of the largest firms in the country. He is a graduate of West Virginia State University (B.S.), University of Charleston (M.A.), West Virginia University College of Law (J.D.). In law school Professor Sigman was the Chief Justice of the Moot Court Board and a member of the National Moot Court Team, a Teaching Assistant for the Legal Research and Writing Program, and a Student Attorney in the Legal Clinic.  As a result of his various achievements, he was named the 1996 Outstanding Graduate and admitted to the Order of the Barristers.


"As a first year legal writer, I was fortunate to be one of Professor Scott Sigman's students. Not only did he teach me research and advocacy skills to produce legal documents, but the simplicity and clarity of Professor Sigman's explanations and analyses of the law applied across my doctrinal classes and contributed to my first-year success. By the time I had taken two semesters of Professor Sigman's class, I had all A's in my doctrinal classes and a #1 class rank. I attribute a significant portion of that success to the way Professor Sigman simply and concisely presented the tools of legal analysis and how to apply them in all aspects of law school education. I cannot more highly recommend an educator to a person looking to prepare for entry to law school than I do Professor Scott Sigman."

Tyler B.

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