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Anthony S. Niedwiecki

Anthony S. Niedwiecki

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Associate Professor
The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.987.2370
Office: Room 307

BA, Wayne State University
JD, magna cum laude, Tulane Law School
LLM, Temple University Beasley School of Law

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After law school, Anthony Niedwiecki was a commercial litigation lawyer with Mayer Brown's office in Houston, Texas, and a labor and employment attorney with Gardere & Wynne in Dallas. He started his academic career as a lecturer at Temple University in 1998. He also taught at Arizona State University and returned to Temple before joining the faculty at Nova Southeastern University's Shepard Broad Law Center in 2003, where he was an associate professor and director of the Lawyering Skills and Values program before coming to John Marshall. Professor Niedwiecki is Immediate-Past President of the Association of Legal Writing Directors and is a member of the Society of American Law Teachers and the Legal Writing Institute. He also is vice president of Fight OUT Loud, a national organization dedicated to providing immediate resources, support, education, and assistance for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals facing discrimination. He served as vice mayor of Oakland Park, Florida.

Professor Niedwiecki joined the faculty in 2010. He teaches Lawyering Skills, Employment Discrimination, and Law and Sexual Orientation.

Full Curriculum Vitae


Save Our Children: Overcoming the Narrative that Gays and Lesbians are Harmful to Children, 21 Duke J. Gender L. & Pol'y 125 (2013)

Teaching for Lifelong Learning: Improving the Metacognitive Skills of Law Students through More Effective Formative Assessment Techniques, 40 Cap. L. Rev. 149 (2012)

Legal Community Embraces The Electronic Age, 157 The Chicago Daily Bulletin 121 (October 27, 2011)

Using Legal Writing Portfolios and Feedback Sessions as Tools to Build Better Writers, The Second Draft (October 2010)

Stephanie Feldman-Aleong: A Legacy of Love and Loyalty, 34 Nova L. Rev. 589 (2010)

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Speaker: JMLS Faculty Works in Progress Series, "First, Do No Harm: How Cognitive Science Should Reshape the Way We Use Rubrics" (March 2014)

Speaker: Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting, "Looking Forward: Legal Education in the 21st Century," New York, NY (January 2014)

Speaker: Faculty Development Series, "Updating Your Syllabi to Include Learning Outcomes & Assessment" (October 2013)

Panelist: National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary, 39th Annual Conference, "How to Write Review-Proof Decisions," Chicago, IL (September 2013) (with Mary Nagel, Ardath Hamann, Joanne Hodge, Jamie Kleppetsch, and Lurene Contento)

Speaker: The Association of Legal Writing Professors Conference, "Expanding the Opportunities to Teach Additional Lawyering Skills in the LRW Classroom," Milwaukee, WI (June 2013)

Speaker: The Association of Legal Writing Professors Conference, "The ABA Accreditation Review Process," Milwaukee, WI (June 2013)

Speaker: Children and Family Law Society, "LGBT Issues in Family Law" (April 2013)

Speaker: "A Preview of the Supreme Court Arguments in DOMA and the Prop 8 Case" (March 2013)

Speaker: John Marshall Faculty Works in Progress, "Save Our Children: Overcoming the Narrative that Gays and Lesbians Harm Children," The John Marshall Law School (March 2013)

Speaker: American Constitutional Law Society Forum, "Overview of the Hollingsworth and Windsor Cases" (March 2013)

Speaker: "Preview of the Same-Sex Marriage Cases Before the Supreme Court," Chicago Bar Association (March 2013)

Speaker: JMLS Teaching Development Workshop, "Re-Designing Your Course" (November 2012)

Speaker: Legal Writing Institute, "Curricular Planning for a Comprehensive Lawyering Skills Program" (May 2012)

Speaker: JMLS Democratic Club, "The Future of Same-Sex Marriage" (April 2012)

Speaker: Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago (LAGBAC), "Civil Unions and the Future of Marriage Equality in Illinois" (March 2012)

Speaker: LWI Teaching Conference, "Creative Ways to Expand the Teaching of Lawyering Skills," Ft. Lauderdale, FL (December 2012)

Speaker: Association of American Law Schools (AALS), "Assessing the Effectiveness of Legal Research Instruction: Are Our Students Learning What We Teach?" (January 2012)

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