Lisa R. Eskow

  • Lecturer - The David J. Beck Center for Legal Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy


  • JD Stanford
  • AB Harvard

Lisa Eskow joined the legal-writing faculty in 2014 after eighteen years as an appellate specialist in private practice and public service. Ms. Eskow has taught advanced writing for litigation, legal research and writing for foreign lawyers, and U.S. Supreme Court advocacy. She currently teaches written legal analysis and oral advocacy and was named 2016 Professor of the Year by the Women's Law Caucus.

A nine-time Texas “Super Lawyer,” Ms. Eskow has argued in the U.S. Supreme Court, Texas Supreme Court, and federal and state courts of appeals nationwide. During her decade in the Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation Group at Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP, Ms. Eskow handled a wide range of domestic and international matters, including intellectual-property disputes, bankruptcy and securities litigation, and white-collar criminal appeals. Prior to practicing at Weil, Ms. Eskow served as Deputy Solicitor General for the State of Texas, specializing in constitutional and sovereign-immunity issues.

Ms. Eskow clerked for the Hon. Pamela A. Rymer on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit after graduating from Stanford Law School.