Mary Nagel (USA)
Mary Nagel is an Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Lawyering Skills Department. She has taught all four semesters of the required Lawyering Skills classes. The first semester focuses on objective predictive writing. The second semester is trial advocacy. The third semester emphasizes appellate advocacy. The fourth semester concentrates on drafting of documents. Additionally, she teaches Civil Procedure I and II as well as Federal Courts and Illinois Civil Procedure.
Prior to teaching full time, Professor Nagel was a litigator for almost 20 years. She had worked in both the private and public sectors. She first taught as an Adjunct Professor in 1999 and began teaching full time in 2007.
Professor Nagel has lectured throughout the United States on a number of legal writing topics. These have included legal writing in doctrinal classes, academic achievement in lawyering skills, initial introductions to working with the bar, and alternative methods of lawyering skills teaching.
Professor Nagel also assists students in procuring legal externships and judicial clerkships. Additionally, she coaches a number teams in preparation for moot court competitions throughout the United States.