Sui Generis developed as a labor of love. Our founder, Robert Haimes, has been involved in all facets of the law. His experiences as both a respected lawyer and a committed law professor reinforced what he started to realize in law school—great lawyers have mastered legal writing and analysis.
After graduating cum laude from Penn Law with honors in legal writing, Rob worked for almost a decade at some of the most prestigious law firms in the country, including Skadden and Ballard Spahr. He went on to teach Advanced Civil Procedure as an adjunct law professor.
Rob has always loved the process of learning. In each semester of law school, he learned something about improving academically that he wished he had known before. That process continued when he was
studying for the bar and when he became a practicing attorney. He regularly thought if only he had known this when he was in law school.
When Rob became a law professor, he saw that students were still struggling with these same issues. He acted and Sui Generis was born.
Experiencing law school firsthand, studying for the bar, mentoring junior attorneys, running associate training programs in Big Law, and devoting 20,000 hours to legal analysis and writing as a commercial litigator have proven to be the ideal set of experiences for a motivated professional committed to creating programs that would accelerate student success in law school and beyond.
One conversation with Rob is all it takes to know that he loves helping students achieve their law school and professional goals. If you’re worried that you might be treated like a commodity at Sui Generis, you don’t know Rob or the culture of the company he has created.
“Rob has the life/work experience and the consulting experience to really be an asset to law students. This service fills a hole in legal education assistance.”
Counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Rob “made innumerable contributions and consistently demonstrated his impressive intellect, drive, and willingness to go the extra mile for both his clients and his colleagues.”
Department Chair, Ballard Spahr LLP
Rob’s “initiative, attention to detail, and enthusiasm are vital in supporting this office and a critical national security mission.”