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.

Professional Experience

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. 

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Contact Information

Warren Hall 121
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110-2492
(P) (619) 260-7963

Online Resources

Publications on SSRN


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