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Susan Brody

Susan  Brody

The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.987.1400
Office: Room 1115
Office Hours: Mon. & Weds. | 8-9 a.m. & 2-3 p.m. (Spring 2012)
(Also available by appointment)

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

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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. At John Marshall, Professor Brody served as director of the Lawyering Skills Program from 1985-1995. She was associate dean for academic affairs from 1995-1997 and associate dean for institutional affairs during 1998. She currently serves on the strategic planning committee and the development committee, and was a member of the decanal search committee (2002-2003).

Professor Brody also serves on committees of the American Bar Association, Association of American Law Schools, Illinois State Bar Association, and SCRIBES (the American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects). She has spoken on topics concerning legal education and lawyering skills for numerous groups. She has consulted for law schools and presented seminars at law firms, corporate legal departments, and governmental agencies. She also serves on bar committees dealing with issues about women and the law.

Professor Brody joined the John Marshall faculty in 1982. She teaches Civil Procedure and Family Law.

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Law, Literature, and the Legacy of Virginia Woolf: Stories and Lessons in Feminist Legal Theory, 20 Tex. J. Women & L. (forthcoming fall 2011)

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Applied Legal Storytelling Conference, "On Becoming a Better Lawyer: Feminist Legal Theory, Storytelling, and Best Practices," Lewis and Clark Law School (July 2009)

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