Evan R. Seamone

Director of Legal Writing


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Professor Seamone’s scholarship focuses on methods to overcome a multitude of legal challenges facing reintegrating military members, veterans, military contractors, and their families. His recent articles address programs for incarcerated veterans, eligibility for benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, disability claims for survivors of Military Sexual Trauma, and methods for the family courts to improve custody evaluations for parents with service-related mental health conditions. He has also written on the elimination of judicial bias and practical methods for prosecutors and defense attorneys to mitigate the negative effects of their exposure to underlying traumatic material in sexual assault cases.

Professor Seamone has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal of Public Health, the Family Court Review, the Military Law Review, and the Ohio State University Journal of Criminal Law. He has also published numerous articles in law reviews, including the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, the Yale Journal of Law and Public Policy, the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, the New York University Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, and the Georgetown Journal of International Environmental Law. 

Professor Seamone teaches legal writing, legal analysis, and other legal methods. Upon his arrival as a faculty member in 2015, he developed and instructed an innovative curriculum for the Legal Writing Program enabling first-year law students to draft expert witness affidavits, motions, and other legal documents in the context of an ongoing multi-disciplinary factual scenario. He also implemented a unique framework to provide first-year students with intensive group and one-on-one tutoring in Grammar and English Composition in coordination with the help of Mississippi College’s esteemed Writing Center and Department of English.

Education

  • LL.M., Specialization in Criminal Law Judge Advocate General’s School, U.S. Army
  • J.D. University of Iowa College of Law Iowa Law Review
  • M.P.P. University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Policy & Social Research
  • B.A. University of California, Los Angeles Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude

Areas of Expertise

  •  Legal Writing
  •  Therapeutic Jurisprudence
  •  Mental Health Law
  •  Problem-Solving Courts
  •  Veterans' Benefits
  •  Military Justice and Military Law
  •  International Law and Counterterrorism