About Eric Voigt
Professor Voigt teaches legal research and writing, including predictive writing and appellate advocacy. Because of his passion for excellence, he constantly challenges his students. Professor Voigt engages and assesses students through various interactive methods: audience response systems (such as Poll Everywhere and flash cards), video clips, think-pair-share activities, group exercises, puzzles, and beach balls.
Professor Voigt is also the founder of R+W Legal Consultants, where he presents interactive seminars on advanced legal research and coaches attorneys on persuasive writing. His current CLE seminar, “Becoming a Rock Star Researcher,” has been approved for 3.0 MCLE credits in Alabama. Professor Voigt provides weekly tips on legal research and writing on his blog.
Prior to joining the law school in August 2010, Professor Voigt litigated complex matters at Faruki Ireland & Cox in Ohio (from 2003-2010). His practice areas included class actions, business torts, unfair competition, breach of contract, employment law, privacy matters, antitrust, and dealer terminations. Further, Professor Voigt represented large companies in cases involving false advertising and product recalls. He also trained junior associates on research and writing skills.
Professor Voigt graduated with a B.A. in Economics with Honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2000) and then graduated magna cum laude from Indiana University Maurer School of Law (2003). For the Indiana Law Journal, he was an associate editor and later selected to be a Notes and Comments Editor.
Professor Voigt enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and daughter. They are members of Christ Community Church. He enjoys running (finished his first and only marathon in 2005), road biking, and hiking. He is also an amateur gardener.
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
J.D., Indiana University Maurer School of Law at Bloomington
Law Review Publications
- Explanatory Parentheticals Can Pack a Persuasive Punch, 45 McGeorge L. Rev. 269 (2013).
- A Company’s Voluntary Refund Program for Consumers Can Be a Fair and Efficient Alternative to a Class Action, 31 Rev. Litig. 617 (2012).
- Driving Through the Dense Fog: Analysis of and Proposed Changes to Ohio Tortious Interference Law, 55 Clev. St. L. Rev. 339 (2007).
- Reconsidering the Mythical Advantages of Cohabitation: Why Marriage Is More Efficient Than Cohabitation, 78 Ind. L.J. 1069 (2003).
- Reducing Research Costs with Google Scholar, CBA Report (Cincinnati Bar Association, June 2014).
- How to Lose Your Case: Guidance from Judicial Clerks, Lawyerist.com (Lawyerist Media, Spring 2014).
- Defeating Class Certification Through the Superiority Requirement, The Brief (ABA, 2013).
- Five Tips for the Persuasive Researcher, Newsletter of the Appellate Practice Committee (ABA, Fall 2013).
- The Superiority Requirement of Rule 23 Packs a Big Punch, The Young Lawyer (ABA, Feb. 2013).
- Interactive Ways to Teach Cost-Effective Research Using Google Scholar and LexisNexis, The Law Teacher (Institute for Law Teaching & Learning Fall 2012).
- Cleaving to Clients and Colleagues: Attorney Liability for Tortious Interference, The Young Lawyer (ABA, Jan. 2011).
- Writing Tips to Make New Lawyers Shine, TortSource (ABA, Summer 2010).