Marie Summerlin Hamm

Marie Summerlin Hamm has taught both first-year and advanced legal research and writing courses at Regent University School of Law, where she serves as Law Library Director. She is an active member of the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD), the Legal Writing Institute (LWI), the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), the Southeastern Association of Law Libraries (SEAALL) and is a past president of the Virginia Association of Law Libraries (VALL). She has written a substantive article on the Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct and has contributed numerous articles on legal research to the Virginia Lawyer. She authored the Courts and Case Law chapter in the most recent edition of A Guide to Legal Research in Virginia.  Her current scholarship focuses on assessment of legal research and writing competencies under the revised ABA standards. Marie received her M.L.S. (summa cum laude) from Syracuse University in 2001; J.D. in 1999 from Regent University School of Law, where she served as a member of the law review editorial staff; and a dual B.S. in History & Psychology from Mount Olive College (summa cum laude) in 1993. She is a member of the North Carolina bar.