Elisabeth Cannon

Professor of Legal Writing

  • JD, 2000, Georgetown University
  • AB, 1997, Harvard University

Areas of Expertise

Professor Cannon teaches courses in legal writing and research.

Professional Experience

Cannon was an associate attorney practicing business litigation and a member of the ethics committee in the San Diego office of Latham & Watkins. She served as USD’s interim director of Legal Writing and Research and as department chair in 2009-10. Cannon joined USD School of Law in 2005.

Honors and Affiliations

Cannon graduated magna cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center, where she received the Georgetown Office of Public Interest and Community Service Outstanding Public Service Award for two years. She graduated cum laude from Harvard University, where she received the Winthrop Public Service Award. She is a member of the Legal Writing Institute and has served as assistant editor for the Journal of the Legal Writing Institute. She is a member of the Order of the Coif.

Key Works

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Contact Information

Warren Hall 122
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
(P) (619) 260-8890


Connor Dowling
(619) 260-4761

Open Office Hours

Day of Week Time
Mon 9:15 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Tue 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wed 9:15 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Thu 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.