Wendy J. Muchman

Senior Lecturer


Wendy J. Muchman joined the law school faculty in 2014 as a Lecturer. She was formerly an Adjunct Professor of Legal Ethics at Northwestern from 2000 to 2014 and has taught Legal Ethics courses at other Chicago law schools. Professor Muchman currently is the Chief of Litigation and Professional Education at the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois. She investigates and prosecutes lawyer disciplinary cases, including In re Rinella, 175 Ill.2d 504, 677 N.E.2d 909 (1997).  Her job responsibilities also include supervision and training of all litigation attorneys and staff at the ARDC.  She regularly lectures and presents workshops regarding professional responsibility and disciplinary law to various bar association groups, law firms, judges and law schools.

Professor Muchman serves as a faculty member for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) for the regional and national trial advocacy, deposition and National Organization of Bar Counsel programs.  She serves as an assistant team leader for the NITA Trial Advocacy Midwest Regional Program.  In 2013, she was selected to participate as a fellow in the National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professional Responsibility.  In 2012, she was elected member-at-large to the Council of the American Bar Association Government and Public Lawyers Division where she stills serves.  Between 2009 and 2011, she served as the Vice-Chair, then Chair, of the Chicago Bar Association Committee on Professional Responsibility.  Prior to 1989 when she started her employment at the Commission, Professor Muchman litigated in the state and federal courts.  Areas of practice included insurance litigation, civil rights, age discrimination and aviation defense work. Professor Muchman received her JD from DePaul University College of Law and her BA from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Legal Ethics

Prior Appointments

  • Lecturer, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Adjunct, Legal Ethics, 2000-2014, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Chief of Litigation and Professional Education, Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission

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