Elizabeth Inglehart

Clinical Associate Professor of Law


Professor Inglehart teaches Communication and Legal Reasoning and Common Law Reasoning. Prior to joining the Northwestern Pritzker Law faculty, she practiced law with Willkie Farr and Gallagher in New York, concentrating in commercial litigation. She was also active in pro bono litigation, including special education law and political asylum cases. After law practice, she was a legal editor with the legal publisher Matthew Bender & Co. in New York, working in the areas of criminal law, civil procedure, and torts. Her current research interests include collaboration and learning theory and the pedagogy of teaching legal analysis and writing. She writes in these areas and in the areas of commercial law, criminal law, and criminal and civil procedure.

Areas of Expertise

  • Legal Writing
  • Legal Research

Selected Publications

  • “The Real World”: Creating a Compelling Appellate Brief Assignment Based on a Real-World Case , 17 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research & Writing 128 (2009) (with Martha Kanter ).
  • Teaching U.S. Legal Research Skills to International LL.M. Students: What and How , Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research And Writing 180-185 (2007).
  • From Cooperative Learning to Collaborative Writing in the Legal Writing Classroom, Legal Writing: The Journal of The Legal Writing Institute 185-226 (2003) (with Kathleen Dillon Narko, and Clifford S. Zimmerman).
  • Medical Discovery, in Lexisnexis Practice Guide Pennsylvania Civil Discovery (LexisNexis 2010).
  • Obtaining or Opposing Motion to Compel Disclosure of ESI (Electronically Stored Information), in Lexisnexis Practice Guide: New York E-discovery and Evidence (LexisNexis 2009).
  • Nolo Contendere Pleas and Alford Pleas, in Criminal Law Advocacy (Matthew Bender 2011).

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  • BA Phi Beta Kappa, University of Michigan
  • JD, University of Michigan

Prior Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Associate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher
  • Legal Editor, Matthew Bender & Co.

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