Rachel Stabler joined ASU in 2019 after teaching legal writing for nine years at the University of Miami School of Law. She regularly teaches the first-year legal writing course. She has also taught upper-level courses, including judicial writing and non-litigation drafting, as well as an intensive summer legal writing course. She is active in the Association of Legal Writing Directors and the Legal Writing Institute, regularly presenting at conferences around the country. She is a member of the Editorial Board of Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute, serving as a managing editor for one volume. She is on the Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research, and is the Co-Chair of the LWI Teaching Resources Committee.
Professor Stabler's scholarship focuses on the substance and teaching of legal communication. Her work has been published in the Notre Dame Journal of Legislation and Legal Writing: the Journal of the Legal Writing Institute. Her forthcoming article, titled "All Rise: Pursuing Equity in Oral Argument Evaluation," will be published in the Nebraska Law Review.
Professor Stabler graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alabama School of Law, where she was on the managing board of the Alabama Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Her student note was also published in the Alabama Law Review. After graduating, she went on to clerk for the Honorable Joel F. Dubina on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. She also practiced law in Birmingham, Alabama, focusing on general commercial litigation and labor and employment law.