Maureen B. Collins
The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
BA, Northwestern University
JD, DePaul University College of Law
Maureen Collins has been on the Lawyering Skills faculty since 2005. She also created and has been teaching a first-year writing course for students interested in intellectual property.
Professor Collins previously was the director of the Legal Writing Program at DePaul University College of Law, where she designed and implemented the first-year and upper-level writing curriculum, created assignments and coordinated the staff of full-time and adjunct professors.
Before her career in academia, Professor Collins was an attorney at Sidley Austin LLP, practicing trademark, copyright, and advertising law. She returned to the firm each summer for 15 years as a 'Professor in Residence,' working with summer associates on research and writing issues.
Professor Collins authored a legal writing manual, and wrote the "Legal Communications" column for the Illinois Bar Journal from 1995 through 2004. She has developed a specialty of protecting as intellectual property designs that are used in fabric art and has written and lectured on this topic.
Pensions or Paintings?: The Detroit Institute of Arts from Bankruptcy to Grand Bargain, 24 U. Miami Bus. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2015)
Law for Visual Artists (Lawyers for the Creative Arts 2014)
Training the Dragon: Using Voice-Recognition Software in the Legal Writing Classroom, 48 The L. Tchr. 181 (2014)
The Lawyer Who Built Titletown: Gerald Clifford, The Green Bay Packers and Community Ownership, 14 U. Denv. Sports & Ent. L. J. 3 (2014)
Crossing Parallel Lines: The State of the First Sale Doctrine after Costco v. Omega, 8 Buff. Intell. Prop. L. J. 26 (2012)
Patchwork Protection: The Application of the Substantial Similarity Standard to Quilted Art, 9 J. Marshall Rev. Intell. Prop. L. 855 (2010)
Dear Sir/Madam: The Lost Art of Letter Writing, 19 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 62 (2010)
Speaker: The John Marshall Law School Faculty Works in Progress Series, "Training the Dragon: Using Voice-Recognition Software in the Legal Writing Classroom," The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (February 2014)
Speaker: The John Marshall Law School Faculty Works in Progress Series, "The Lawyer Who Built Titletown: Gerald Clifford and the Green Bay Packers," The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (March 2012)
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