Bruce Ching worked as a staff attorney for the national office of United Auto Workers Legal Services Plans, advising and assisting the employer-funded organization's offices throughout the country. He also previously clerked for the Michigan Court of Appeals and for a trial judge in Detroit. As a law student, he served as a staff member for the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform. He earlier received his masterâ€™s degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan and then performed editorial work at a reference book publishing company.
Before coming to MSU College of Law to teach Research, Writing & Analysis, Professor Ching taught legal writing courses at several law schools. He also taught English for a year at Central China Normal University in Wuhan, the Peopleâ€™s Republic of China. His research interests include constitutional issues, professional responsibility concerns, and narrative and rhetorical aspects of law.
J.D. 1996, University of Michigan Law School; M.A. 1990, University of Michigan; B.A. 1988, University of Missouri St.-Louis.
- Research, Writing & Analysis
(Formerly LAW500J) Students begin by learning the basics of the U.S. court system, common law, case briefing and legal analysis. They are then taught the fundamentals of non-electronic legal research and writing through the assignment of problems geared to exercise their analytical and problem-solving abilities. Throughout the semester, students produce several legal research assignments, objective office memoranda and a client letter.