Sylvia
Lett
Associate Professor of Legal Writing & Assistant Clinical Professor of Law
Office Number: 
254
Office Phone: 
5206261508

Biographical Information

Sylvia Lett is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Arizona. Since 2005, Professor Lett has taught various first-year and upper-level legal writing courses. She is now focused on teaching legal writing and an introduction to U.S. law course to international students at the law school. Prior to joining the College of Law faculty, she served 12 years as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Capital Habeas Unit of the Arizona Federal Public Defender's Office, where she represented death row inmates in their federal habeas appeals. Prior to that she worked as a civil litigator in Manhattan and Phoenix. Professor Lett is a graduate of Harvard College and New York University Law School. She clerked for the Hon. Barry G. Silverman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Hon. Susan A. Ehrlich on the Arizona Court of Appeals. Prof. Lett remains an active member of the state bars of New York and Arizona.

Education

J.D.
New York University School of Law
1994
B.A.
Harvard University
1990

Admitted to Practice

New York
1994
Arizona
1996

Work Experience

Associate Professor of Legal Writing & Assistant Clinical Professor of Law
James E. Rogers College of Law
2017 - present
Assistant Federal Public Defender
Office of the Federal Public Defender, District of Arizona, Capital Habeas Unit
2000 - 2012
Part-Time Professor of Law
James E. Rogers College of Law
2005 - 2017
Associate
Mariscal, Weeks, McIntyre, & Friedlander, P.A., Phoenix, Arizona
1997 - 1998; 1999 - 2000
Judicial Clerk
Honorable Barry G. Silverman, United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
1998 - 1999
Judicial Clerk
Honorable Susan A. Ehrlich, Arizona State Court of Appeals
1996 - 1997
Summer Associate/Law Clerk/Associate
Anderson, Kill, Olick & Oshinsky, P.C., New York, New York
1994 - 1996
Summer Associate/Law Clerk/Associate
Anderson, Kill, Olick & Oshinsky, P.C.
1993 - 1994