Director of Legal Research, Analysis and Writing and Associate Professor of Law
414 King Street, 2nd floor
J.D., University of Pennsylvania
B.A., Louisiana State University
Todd Bruno joined the Charleston School of Law faculty as its Director of Legal Research, Analysis, and Writing in 2010. Previously, he taught and administered lawyering skills courses and programs at the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center for nine years.
While at LSU, Bruno taught Legal Research and Writing for eight years. His success in developing students' skills ultimately led to his becoming the school's first Director of Advocacy for both trial and moot court competitions in 2005. During his tenure as Director, LSU teams rose to national championship status, were nationally ranked #11 and #12 for moot court programs, and were invited to the prestigious annual National Moot Court Championship for the top 16 moot court programs in the United States.
In 2008, Bruno was named LSU's first Director of Externships in the brand new Clinical Legal Education program. In addition to helping create the overall program, Bruno developed and taught two Externship courses, one for judicial externs and one for State Government externs.
Bruno is a frequent presenter at conferences hosted by such organizations as the Legal Writing Institute and the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning. He is an active member of the Legal Writing Institute and the Association of Legal Writing Directors. Before entering academia, he was an associate at Carroll, Burdick, and McDonough in San Francisco and Jones Walker in New Orleans.
Course Interests/Research/Teaching Areas
Legal Research, Analysis and Writing