Professor Dauphinais received her J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law in 1996 and her B. A. in Political Science magna cum laude from Colgate University in 1993 where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. While in law school, Professor Dauphinais was the Bernstein Memorial Scholar, a member of the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems, and served as a research assistant to Professor Frank Grad. Upon graduating law school, Professor Dauphinais served as a law clerk to Judge Michael Farrell of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Following her clerkship, Professor Dauphinais worked as an Attorney-Advisor to the United States Department of Commerce, where she specialized in ethics law. Professor Dauphinais entered academia in 2001 and taught for four years as a Legal Writing Instructor at the Howard University School of Law before joining the UND faculty in 2005. Professor Dauphinais teaches lawyering skills and appellate advocacy, in addition to directing the lawyering skills program. She lectures and publishes in the fields of legal pedagogy and law and psychology. She has presented in Kenya, Mexico, Canada, Great Britain, and Turkey and currently serves as Co-Chair of the Teaching Committee of the Association of Legal Writing Directors.