B.A. University of Vermont, 1983
A.S. University of Vermont, 1981
J.D., magna cum laude, Cooley Law School, 1993
"As a legal writer, your job is to make the reader's job as easy as possible."
After serving as a Visiting and Adjunct Professor for almost two years, I joined the full-time faculty in 2006. Currently, I teach Torts and Equity & Remedies at the Tampa Bay Campus. I have also taught Research & Writing, Advanced Writing, Advocacy, Drafting, Introduction to Law, and Bar Exam Skills. While teaching in Michigan, I also served as the faculty specialist for the Academic Resource Center. I have been honored to receive the Stanley E. Beattie Teaching Award for excellence in teaching.
Before coming to Cooley Law School, I spent seven years in private practice, specializing in environmental law. At Howard & Howard, P.C., I was a member of the Environmental Practice Group, which served as outside national environmental counsel to Chrysler Corporation and Chrysler Realty Corporation. At Seyburn, Kahn, Ginn, P.C., I served as outside environmental counsel for Wayne County, Michigan.
As a law student, I graduated second in my class, was the Casenotes Editor for the Law Review, and received numerous awards and scholarships, including Cooley’s Alumni Association’s Distinguished Student Award, the National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Student Award, the Carolyn Stell Scholarship Award, the Julia Darlow Award, the Timothy Kovach Peace Corps Scholarship, and the Robert W. & Veronica M. Cermak Grant.
Before attending law school, I was a high-school biology teacher in New Hampshire, and I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Niger, West Africa, where I managed a hospital laboratory and taught health education to villagers.
I’m admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, the State Bar of Michigan, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan.