Following law school, Mary Nagel was a judicial law clerk for Hon. Thomas E. Hoffman
on the Circuit Court of Cook County and for Hon. Fred A. Geiger, an appellate justice on
the Second District Appellate Court for the State of Illinois. She was an associate at
the Chicago offices of Querrey & Harrow and Bollinger, Ruberry & Garvey. From
1999 to 2001, Professor Nagel was an Illinois assistant attorney general, and from 2001
to 2003, she was chief legal counsel for the Illinois Department of Labor. 

Most recently, she had been a judicial law clerk for Hon. Bill Taylor and Hon. Barbara J.
Disko in the Circuit Court of Cook County, drafting court rulings for motions,
evidentiary issues, and trials. She had been an adjunct professor at The John Marshall
Law School from 1999 until 2007. 


The Differences and Similarities of the Federal and Illinois Rules on Civil Procedure, Bar Lecture Series, The John Marshall Law School (2015)
Embracing the Journey from Objective to Persuasive Writing Through Stories Told to the Supreme Court, Applied Storytelling Conference, Seattle University School of Law (2015)
Introduction to Legal Reasoning and Case Analysis Class, Just the Beginning Foundation's Summer Legal Institute for High School Students (JTBF) (2015)
Think Like a Freak: How New Thinking about Thinking Can Improve LRW (with Olymia Durhart), Association of Legal Writing Directors Biennial Conference (2015)
Speaker:, Scholars and Students, John Marshall Law School (2015)