Erin R. KarsmanAssistant Professor
School of Law
Legal Research & Writing
Room G14 Center for Legal Information
Education:J.D., George Mason University School of Law, 2003
B.A., History, Washington & Lee University, 1999
Professor Erin R. Karsman teaches in the School of Law's nationally recognized legal research and writing program and directs the appellate advocacy program.
Professor Karsman is a magna cum laude graduate of the George Mason University School of Law, where she won the school's upper-level moot court competition, a national moot court competition, and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Student Advocacy Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy. During law school, Professor Karsman was a teaching fellow in George Mason's legal writing program; after graduation, she taught appellate writing as an adjunct.
Before going into teaching, Professor Karsman was an associate at Smith Pachter McWhorter in Vienna, Virginia, where she focused on government contract issues and engaged in litigation, including prosecution of contract appeals and bid protests, before the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals, the Government Accountability Office, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Prior to law school, she was an analyst for Accenture in Reston, Virginia. She received her B.A. from Washington & Lee University.
Professor Karsman lives in Franklin Park with her husband, Chase, and their three daughters, Lily, Chloe, and Claire.
Legal Research & Writing I
Co-author, "Strayhorn v. Raytheon E-Systems: Determining the Government's Share of Texas Sales and Use Taxes Refunds to Federal Contractors," Pub. Cont. L. J., Fall 2006
Grant Recipient, Legal Writing Institute and the Association of Legal Writing Directors (Spring 2009)