Lisa Cannon

Lisa Cannon
Phone: (619) 260-8890
Office: Warren Hall 122

Kay Manansala
(619) 260-4150

Professor of Legal Writing

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

Areas of Expertise

Copyright Law, Trademark Law, Legal Writing, Civil Procedure

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.