Edelman, Diane Penneys

Diane Penneys Edelman is Assistant Dean for International Programs and a Professor of Legal Writing at Villanova University School of Law, in Pennsylvania, where she directed and taught in Villanova’s summer program in Montréal in 2004 and 2005, and has directed and taught in its Rome summer program since its inception in 2007. Dean Edelman has developed and taught a variety of advocacy courses at Villanova for the past16 years, and has designed and taught skills training courses for lawyers and law students from around the world as well. Dean Edelman received her undergraduate degree at Princeton University and law degree from Brooklyn Law School, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law. She clerked for the Honorable I. Leo Glasser of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and was a litigator at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan in New York and at Hoyle, Morris & Kerr in Philadelphia before coming to Villanova. Dean Edelman served as Assistant Dean for Legal Writing at Villanova for eight years, and has taught legal writing at European Humanities University during the 2009-2010 academic year as a Fulbright Specialist. She previously served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Legal Writing Directors and on Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute. She is currently the Chair of the Section on International Legal Programs of the Association of American Law Schools, and on the Board of Directors of the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation.
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