Maurine J. Berens

Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor of Law


Maurine J. Berens joined the Northwestern Law Communication and Legal Reasoning faculty in fall 2003. She had previously taught legal writing and research at DePaul University and the State University of New York in Buffalo. She has also run a solo law practice, and served as a senior staff attorney for Coordinated Advice and Referral Program for Legal Services (CARPLS) in Chicago, a volunteer mediator for the Center for Conflict Resolution, and a criminal defense attorney for the Cook County Office of the Public Defender.

Areas of Expertise

  • Legal Writing
  • Legal Research

Selected Publications

  • Teaching Research a New Way in 16 perspectives: teaching legal research and writing 118-121 (2008) (with Kathleen Dillon Narko ).

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  • BA, State University of New York, Buffalo
  • MA, University of Colorado
  • JD, State University of New York, Buffalo

Prior Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law

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