Jennifer R. Franklin
Legal Writing Instructor and Assistant Director, Legal Practice Program
Office phone: (757) 221-2488
Office location: Room 258B
Representative Professional Activities and Achievements
Jennifer Franklin attended Regent University School of Law where she graduated summa cum laude and was the internal articles editor on the Regent University Law Review. She clerked for Chief Justice Perry Hooper on the Alabama Supreme Court, after which she spent one year in a teaching fellowship at Regent University helping to develop the Academic Success program and teaching Appellate Advocacy, and Legal Reasoning, Analysis and Writing. She then joined the Virginia Attorney Generals Office as an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Litigation Section, and continued to teach Appellate Advocacy as an adjunct. After three years and 75 appeals, she joined the Chief Staff Attorneys Office as the Habeas Supervisor for the Supreme Court of Virginia where she handled thousands of habeas corpus cases. Professor Franklin is currently serving as a member of the Capital Qualifications Standards Committee, which is tasked with reviewing and making recommendations concerning Virginias qualification standards for the representation of defendants in capital cases. Each summer, she enjoys volunteering and role playing in local police officer survival trainings.