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Karen J. Sneddon (Visiting Professor from Mercer Law School) is an Associate Professor at Mercer Law School where she teaches in the areas of legal writing, client counseling, and trusts and estates. She graduated summa cum laude from Tulane Law School. Karen practiced law in the area of trusts and estates at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP in New York City, and she was a Forrester Fellow at Tulane Law School before joining the Mercer Faculty in 2006. Her scholarly agenda draws from composition theory and linguistics in works such as “Speaking for the Dead: Voice in Last Wills and Testaments” and “In The Name of God, Amen: Evolution of Language in Wills.” Also, Karen co-authors a regular column entitled “Writing Matters” in the Georgia Bar Journal, has presented at a number of conferences, and is active in the Legal Writing Institute.