Lisa G. Pearl
Professor of Legal Writing
- JD, 1992, Northwestern University
- BA, 1989, University of Michigan
Areas of Expertise
Professor Pearl teaches courses in legal writing and research. She writes in the areas of applied legal storytelling and children's rights.
Pearl clerked for the Honorable Elaine E. Bucklo of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. She practiced intellectual property, ERISA, and general business law litigation at McDermott, Will & Emery. She was a legal writing instructor at DePaul University Law School and an assistant clinical communication and legal reasoning professor at Northwestern University Law School. She joined USD School of Law in 2004.
Honors and Affiliations
Pearl graduated with high honors from the University of Michigan and cum laude from Northwestern University Law School, where she was a recipient of a Public Interest Law Initiative grant. She recently wrote an amicus curiae brief for USD's Child Advocacy Institute.
Pearl’s publications include "Using Storytelling to Achieve a Better Sequel to Foster Care than Delinquency" in 37 New York University Review of Law & Social Change (forthcoming, 2013).