Associate Professor of Legal Writing
"As a lawyer, you are what you write."
~ C. Edward Good, Mightier than the Sword - Powerful Writing in the Legal Profession, xxiii 1989.
Professor Hausbeck received her J.D. in 1994 from the Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia. Immediately following law school, Professor Hausbeck joined Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA), an AmeriCorps program, and was assigned to work on the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana. As a VISTA volunteer, Professor Hausbeck engaged in anti-alcohol and anti-drug activities on the Crow Indian Reservation.
After her VISTA appointment, she was hired by the National Park Service as a Legal Research Staff Specialist. She completed several legal research and writing projects for national parks in the Rocky Mountain Region, primarily in the field of Federal Indian Law. In 1997, Professor Hausbeck left the Park Service and opened a general law practice in Hardin, Montana. During this time, she began teaching Business Law as an adjunct professor at Little Bighorn College.
In the fall of 2000, she was hired to teach full-time at Louisiana State University - Alexandria. Two years later, she joined the faculty at Temple University Beasley School of Law as a Graduate Teaching Fellow. It is at Temple University that she earned her LL.M. in Legal Education.
Professor Hausbeck moved to Florida in May 2004 to take a faculty position at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center. She arrived in Northern Kentucky in the Fall of 2009 in order to teach legal writing at Chase College of Law. She has taught a variety of classes, including Legal Research & Writing, Property Law, Conflict of Laws, and Federal Indian Law.
When not teaching, Professor Hausbeck is addicted to camping, kayaking, and trekking. Two summers ago, she trekked in the Himalayan mountains of Nepal. She wandered around both Annapurna and Mt. Everest, and managed not to get too lost.
- Basic Legal Skills - Writing
"Domestic Dependent Nation," "Indian Country," and "Plenary Power.", in TREATIES WITH AMERICAN INDIANS, AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RIGHTS, CONFLICTS, AND SOVEREIGNTY (2007)
The Sound and Flurry of Words , 22 Legal Writing Inst.: The Second Draft 8 (2007)