Associate Director, Lawyering Skills Program
The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.427.2737 ext. 342
BA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
JD, The John Marshall Law School
Following law school, Mary Nagel was a judicial law clerk for Hon. Thomas E. Hoffman on the Circuit Court of Cook County and for Hon. Fred A. Geiger, an appellate justice on the Second District Appellate Court for the State of Illinois. She was an associate at the Chicago offices of Querrey & Harrow and Bollinger, Ruberry & Garvey. From 1999 to 2001, Professor Nagel was an Illinois assistant attorney general, and from 2001 to 2003, she was chief legal counsel for the Illinois Department of Labor.
Most recently, she had been a judicial law clerk for Hon. Bill Taylor and Hon. Barbara J. Disko in the Circuit Court of Cook County, drafting court rulings for motions, evidentiary issues, and trials. She had been an adjunct professor at The John Marshall Law School from 1999 until 2007.
Speaker: Legal Writing Institute (LWI) 16th Biennial Conference, "Voulez-vous apprendre avec moi (ce soir)?," Philadelphia, PA (July 2014)
Speaker: Hearing Officers and Administrative Law Judges with the Illinois Department of Human Services and Healthcare and Family Services, Chicago, Illinois, (February 2014) (with Professor Joanne Hodge)
Speaker: AALS Conference, "Demands, Concerns, and Training for Part-time Legal Education," New York, NY (January 2014)
Speaker: Legal Writing Institute (LWI) One-Day Workshop, "Only the Shadow[ing] Student Knows: The Benefits of Having First-Year Students "Shadow" Practicing Attorneys, Preparing Practice-Ready Students," Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, WI (December 2013)
Speaker: Central States Legal Writing Conference, "Planting the Seed-Showing the Doctrinal Faculty How Easy (and Effective) it is to Incorporate Legal Writing and Academic Achievement Into Their Courses," University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (September 2013) (with Jamie Kleppetsch)
Panelist: National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary, 39th Annual Conference, "How to Write Review-Proof Decisions," Chicago, IL (September 2013) (with Anthony Niedwiecki Ardath Hamann, Joanne Hodge, Jamie Kleppetsch,and Lurene Contento)
Speaker: Just the Beginning Foundation's Summer Legal Institute for High School Students (JTBF), "Introduction to Legal Reasoning and Case Analysis Class," Office of Diversity Affairs, Chicago, IL (July 2013)
Speaker: "Planting the Seed – Showing the Doctrinal Faculty How Easy (and Effective) it is to Incorporate Legal Writing and Academic Achievement into Their Classes," Marquette University Law School, Chicago, IL (June 2013)
Speaker: Third Annual Capital Area Legal Writing Conference, "Planting the Seed – Showing the Doctrinal Faculty How Easy (and Effective) it is to Incorporate Legal Writing and Academic Achievement into Their Classes," American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C. (March 2013)
Speaker: 2013 Association of Academic Support Educators (AASE) Inaugural Conference, "Integrating Academic Support Across the Curriculum," UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, Las Vegas, NV (May 2013) Panelist: Legal Writing Institute's One-Day Conference, Northwestern Law School, Chicago, IL (November 2012)
Speaker: The Institute for Law Teaching & Learning Summer Conference, "'It Just Makes Sense' – How to Incorporate Critical Reading and Practical Teaching Into a More Complete Law School Learning Experience," Gonzaga University School of Law (June 2012) (with Hillary Burgess and Jamie Kleppetsch)
Speaker: The Legal Writing Institute 15th Biennial Conference, "'Oh, the Farmer and Cowman Should be Friends': The integration of legal writing and academic support," Palm Desert, California (May 2012) (with Jamie Kleppetsch)
Speaker: The Capital Area Legal Writing Conference, "'Oh, the Farmer and Cowman Should be Friends': The integration of legal writing and academic support," Georgetown University Law Center (March 2012) (with Jamie Kleppetsch)
Speaker: The Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting Poster Presentation for Section on Academic Support "'Oh, the Farmer and Cowman Should be Friends': The integration of legal writing and academic support," Washington, D.C. (January 2012) (with Jamie Kleppetsch)
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