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Professor Ron Hofer is the NJC Distinguished Professor at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada, where he has served on the faculty for twenty-five years. In 2011, he received the NJC's V. Robert Payant Award for Teaching Excellence.

Ron has lectured on judicial, legal and governmental writing in nearly forty states and has served on the faculties of more than a dozen state judicial colleges or conferences. He has also taught in Switzerland, the Ukraine, Micronesia, Russia, Guam, the Czech Republic and Jamaica. He received a B.A. and J.D. from Marquette University and an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Virginia, where he was a Danforth Fellow. Before attending law school, Mr. Hofer was a lecturer and instructor in English at Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee, where he taught composition and American literature. He taught legal writing and appellate law at Marquette University Law School for twenty-one years. He retired as the senior district staff attorney for District II of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, having worked for the court for over twenty-five years.