Susan Markus, Director of the Legal Writing Center, received her B.A. and J.D. from Temple University. After five years as a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society of New York, Criminal Defense Division, and two as an Administrative Law Judge for the Environmental Control Board of the City of New York, she began teaching at CUNY Law School. She has taught first-year Lawyering Seminar, Trial Advocacy, and Torts and has supervised students in the Criminal Defense Clinic. She taught in the Lawyering Program at NYU Law School from 1999-2002, but returned to CUNY’s lawyering program in 2002 and was appointed Director of the Legal Writing Center in 2008. In addition, she is an Impartial Hearing Officer, appointed by the New York State Department of Education to hear cases brought under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.