Daniel L. Real, JD
Daniel L. Real, JD

Daniel L. Real, JD

Assistant Professor
School of Law

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Law

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Advanced Legal Writing
  • Commercial Contract Drafting
  • Legal Research & Writing I
  • Legal Research & Writing II
  • Legal Research & Writing III
  • National Moot Court
  • Professional Responsibility

Biography

Professor Real served as a judicial staff attorney for the Nebraska Court of Appeals for 20 years, and has been teaching in the Legal Writing program at Creighton School of Law for more than 15 years. He teaches required legal analysis and writing courses for first and second year students, upper level advanced writing and analysis courses, Professional Responsibility, and Commercial Contracts. He has been a coach for Creighton School of Law’s highly successful third year National Moot Court Teams since the 2008-2009 academic year. Professor Real is a member of the Legal Writing Institute, a national organization of legal writing and skills instructors, and is currently serving as the chair of the LWI Website and Social Media committee, and serves on the diversity committee for the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). He is also a member of the Appellate Practice Section of the Nebraska State Bar Association and is one of the organizing editors for the NSBA Appellate Practice Manual.  He is also a contributing editor on the Appellate Advocacy Blog, a legal blog on the law professors blog network.

Education

  • BA (1993), JD (1995), Creighton University

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Nebraska Appellate Practice Handbook (Daniel L. Real, Danny C. Leavitt & Lorrie B. Benson eds., 2016)., 2016
  • Daniel L. Real, Civil Appeals to the Nebraska Supreme Court and the Nebraska Court of Appeals, in Nebraska Appellate Practice Handbook 73 (Daniel L. Real, Danny C. Leavitt & Lorrie B. Benson eds., 2016).
     , 2016
  • Daniel L. Real, Criminal Appeals to the Nebraska Supreme Court and the Nebraska Court of Appeals, in Nebraska Appellate Practice Handbook 107 (Daniel L. Real, Danny C. Leavitt & Lorrie B. Benson eds., 2016).
     , 2016
  • Daniel L. Real, Motion Practice in the Nebraska Supreme Court and the Nebraska Court of Appeals, in Nebraska Appellate Practice Handbook 149 (Daniel L. Real, Danny C. Leavitt & Lorrie B. Benson eds., 2016)., 2016
  • Daniel L. Real, Rules Governing Briefs in the Nebraska Supreme Court and the Nebraska Court of Appeals, in Nebraska Appellate Practice Handbook 345 (Daniel L. Real, Danny C. Leavitt & Lorrie B. Benson eds., 2016)., 2016

Articles

  • Daniel L. Real, Appellate Briefs: Law School Lessons Adapted to the Real World, Mar./Apr./May 2016, Student Law., at 20., 2016
  • David A. Domina & Daniel L. Real, The Insider's Guide to the Nebraska Appellate Courts, in 2 Appellate Practice Compendium 949 (Dana Livingston ed., 2012)., 2012
  • John Irwin & Daniel L. Real, Judicial Independence and Retention Votes, Neb. Law., Jan. 2011, at 5., 2011
  • John F. Irwin & Daniel L. Real, Enriching Judicial Independence: Seeking to Improve the Retention Vote Phase of an Appointive Selection System, 34 Fordham Urb. L.J. 453 (2007)., 2007
  • Daniel L. Real, Appellate Practice in Nebraska: A Primer, Neb. Law., July 2006, at 5., 2006
  • John F. Irwin & Daniel L. Real, Thoughts About Enriching Judicial Independence by Improving the Retention Vote Phase of Appointive Selection Systems, 43 Ct. Rev. 60 (2006)., 2006
  • Daniel L. Real, Appellate Practice in Nebraska: A Thorough, Though not Exhaustive, Primer in How to Do It and How to Be More Effective, 39 Creighton L. Rev. 29 (2005)., 2005

General

  • John F. Irwin & Daniel L. Real, Unconscious Influences on Judicial Decision-making: The Illusion of Objectivity, 42 McGeorge L. Rev. 1 (2010)., 2010

Presentations

  • Legal Writing Institute Biennial Meeting Presentation on Collaborative Student Learning Models with Professor Kristy Cote., 2016
  • Continuing Education Seminar for Oregon Bar Association in Portland, Oregon., 2016

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Implicit Bias, Judicial Selection and Retention, Collaborative Learning, Legal Writing, Appellate Practice, Professional Responsibility

Current Research Projects

  • Collaborative Learning