Allison Weiss Professor of Practice

Phone: 540-458-8382


Office:  479 Lewis Hall

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Area of Expertise

Legal Writing, Prison Litigation


JD, Cardozo Law School

BA, Amherst College


Allison Wexler Weiss joined Washington and Lee as a professor of practice and legal writing instructor in 2018. She teaches legal writing and prison litigation. 

Before coming to W&L, Professor Weiss was a visiting assistant professor at Campbell law school, where she taught legal writing, federal courts and civil procedure.  She has also taught business law at Virginia Western Community College.

From 2015 to 2018, Professor Weiss worked on the federal habeas docket for the Federal District Court for the Western District of Virginia, following the Supreme Court's decision in Johnson v. United States, 135 S. Ct. 2551 (2015).  Before that, she worked for the Federal Defenders for the Western District of North Carolina in the appellate division.

Immediately following law school, Professor Weiss clerked for the Honorable Susan P. Graber, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Portland, Oregon.  She then clerked for the Honorable David W. Daniel, United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, in Greenville, North Carolina.  Professor Weiss holds a B.A., magna cum laude, from Amherst College and a J.D., summa cum laude, from Cardozo Law School.