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Sheila Simon's Publications


Legal Writing. 3rd ed. New York: Wolters Kluwer, 2015. 414 p. (with Richard K. Neumann, Jr. and J. Lyn Entrikin).

Legal Writing. 2nd ed. Austin, Tex.: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business/Aspen Publishers, 2011. 370 p. (with Richard K. Neumann, Jr.).

Legal Writing. New York: Aspen Publishers, 2008. 314 p. (with Richard K. Neumann, Jr.).

Divorce: A Client's Guide. Quincy, Ill.: Justice Publications, 1993. 105 p.


"Learning in Context—What Banjo Lessons Can Teach Us about Legal Education." 17 Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute 443-446 (2011).

"Jazz and Family Law: Structures, Freedoms, and Sound Changes." 42 Indiana Law Review 567-81 (2009).

"Sheila Simon Helps Bangladesh Women Gain Equality." ISBA Bar News and Illinois Courts Bulletin 13 (April 2005).

"Greatest Hits: Domestic Violence in American Country Music." 82 Oregon Law Review 1107-23 (2003).

"Survey of Illinois Law: Family Law—The Illinois Domestic Violence Act." 27 Southern Illinois University Law Journal 719-39 (2003).

"Top 10 Ways to Use Humor in Teaching Legal Writing." 11 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing 125-27 (2003).

"I Swear By My Tattoo." 10 Law Teacher 3 (Spring 2003).

"Not Ready for PowerPoint? Rediscovering an Easier Tool." 11 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing 82-83 (2003) (with Sue Liemer and Melissa Shafer).

"Order What Are Your Words In? How Foreign Languages Can Help You Teach the Structure of Legal Writing." 10 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing 124-25 (2002).

"Austin Powers: A Shagadelic Focus on Family Law, Baby." Picturing Justice: The On-Line Journal of Law & Popular Culture (January 16, 2002).

"Eunice & Pablo." 5 Green Bag 2d 233-37 (2002).

"Take My Garbage—Please! Teaching Persuasion Through Arguments Anyone Can Make." 16 Second Draft: Bulletin of the Legal Writing Institute 7 (December 2001).

"Yikes—The Students Are Editing My Writing." 15 Second Draft: Bulletin of the Legal Writing Institute 16 (June 2001).

"Negotiating with Batterers in Order of Protection Cases, or Another Way to Get the Better of the Batterer." Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence Newsletter (Spring/Summer 2001) (with Suzanne J. Schmitz).

"711 Means More than Just a Quick Cup of Coffee." 2 ISBA Standing Committee on Government Lawyers Newsletter 12 (March 2001).

"Getting the Better of the Batterer—How to Negotiate with Respondents in Order of Protection Cases." 6 ISBA Catalyst 5-7 (March 2001) (with Suzanne J. Schmitz).

"Teaching Active Reading." 8 The Law Teacher 11 (Spring 2001).

"Lawyers, Hearing Impaired Clients, and the Americans with Disabilities Act." 81 Illinois Bar Journal 153-54 (1993) (with Roy Miller).


"But Words Can Never Harm Me—A Review of Women Escaping Violence: Empowerment Through Narrative by Elaine Lawless," 7 ISBA Catalyst 7-8 (December 2001).


"Will Clotheslines Turn Dryers into Relics?" Chicago Tribune, July 27, 2008, Sec. 2 (Perspectives), at 7.

"In Sentence of Death, There Can Be No Doubt." Chicago-Sun Times, December 9, 2000, at 26 (op-ed piece).