Contento, Lurene

Lurene Contento is an Assistant Professor at The John Marshall Law School and is also Director of its writing center. As director, she counsels students on all aspects of legal writing, supervises a staff of writing specialists, and presents in-house workshops for students and professors, including a workshop on plagiarism for John Marshall’s international LL.M. students. Lurene teaches an upper-level writing class designed to help students prepare for practice and the bar and has also taught a class for conditionally admitted students. She has presented on legal writing topics at several conferences, and she has published practical tips for writing professionals. She is a regular attendee at the Global Legal Skills conferences and has presented at the last two. At GLS III she discussed the IRAC method of organization. At GLS IV, she gave tips for teaching international students about plagiarism. Lurene earned her J.D. magna cum laude from The John Marshall Law School, graduated summa cum laude from Loyola University with a B.A. in English Literature, and worked for a small general practice law firm before beginning her teaching career.