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.
Returning to law school as a professor rekindled memories of his time in law school and some of the very real challenges he experienced. When Rob moved into academia and started grading final exams, he realized
there was something missing for many students, including those who were highly gifted, as there had been for him. Training in advanced legal writing and analysis throughout law school--training that would help law students on exams, on the bar, and as a lawyer.
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.
One conversation with Rob is all it takes to know that he loves helping others win almost as much as he does winning. And those taking advantage of Sui Generis are winning in a big way. They are building a foundation that will serve them well on every step to becoming exceptional lawyers and assets to a profession he respects dearly.
If you’re worried that you might be treated like a commodity at Sui Generis, you don’t know Rob, or what he and his company stand for at all times. With limited spaces in each session, what are you waiting for?
“Here is the thing that many law students don’t know (including me when I went): the first semester is the most important semester of law school. 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.”