Maureen Collins has been on the Lawyering Skills faculty since 2005. She also
created and has been teaching a first-year writing course for students interested in
Professor Collins previously was the director of the Legal Writing Program at DePaul
University College of Law, where she designed and implemented the first-year and
upper-level writing curriculum, created assignments and coordinated the staff of
full-time and adjunct professors.
Before her career in academia, Professor Collins was an attorney at Sidley Austin LLP,
practicing trademark, copyright, and advertising law. She returned to the firm each
summer for 15 years as a 'Professor in Residence,' working with summer
associates on research and writing issues.
Professor Collins authored a legal writing manual, and wrote the "Legal
Communications" column for the Illinois Bar Journal from 1995 through 2004. She has
developed a specialty of protecting as intellectual property designs that are used in
fabric art and has written and lectured on this topic.
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