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Susan L. Brody

Susan L. Brody Professor of Law
Faculty Liaison for Alumni Engagement
The John Marshall Law School
315 S. Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.427.2737 ext. 400
Office: S-1115

BS, Ohio State University
JD, IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law

After law school, Susan Brody served as law clerk for the Honorable Lloyd A. Van Deusen of the Illinois Appellate Court. Then she practiced with Beermann, Swerdlove, Woloshin, Barezky, and Berkson, concentrating in family law and appellate practice. Professor Brody joined the John Marshall faculty in 1982, and from 1985 – 1995, she served as director of the Lawyering Skills Program. She was associate dean for academic affairs from 1995-1998 and associate dean for institutional affairs during 1998- 1999. Professor Brody teaches Civil Procedure and Feminist Legal Theory.

Professor Brody is active with the American Bar Association Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, serving as chair or member of numerous site inspection teams as part of the ABA accreditation process. In September 2014 she will serve as chair for the site inspection team to visit Indiana Tech School of Law. She has recently also served on teams that visited Golden Gate University School of Law (2013), Lincoln Memorial University School of Law (2011), Liberty University School of Law (2009), and Western States University School of Law (2009). She has helped prepare site team chairs, law school representatives, and new site evaluators for future site inspections by presenting at ABA-sponsored workshops, most recently in 2010, 2011, and 2012.

Professor Brody also participates in conferences concerning feminist legal theory and storytelling, especially their intersection with teaching law, becoming a skilled lawyer, and understanding issues of diversity. Most recently she presented on these topics at an in-house seminar for the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (November 2012) and at Mercer University School of Law, where she served as a panelist on Feminist and Critical Theory (April 2011) and also presented a paper, "Opening the Lens of Otherness Through the Legacy of Virginia Woolf: Stories and Lessons in Feminist Legal Theory," based in part on her article, Law Literature, and the Legacy of Virginia Woolf: Stories and Lessons in Feminist Legal Theory, 21 Tex J Women & Law 1 (2011). Her article, "Twilight: The Unveiling of Victims, Stalking, and Domestic Violence," will be published this fall, 21 Cardozo J. L. & Gender____ (forthcoming fall 2014).

Professor Brody serves on the Women's Board of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the Board of Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook.

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