After law school, Susan Brody served as law clerk for the Honorable Lloyd A. Van
Deusen of the Illinois Appellate Court. Then she practiced with Beermann, Swerdlove,
Woloshin, Barezky, and Berkson, concentrating in family law and appellate practice.
Professor Brody joined the John Marshall faculty in 1982, and from 1985 – 1995, she
served as director of the Lawyering Skills Program. She was associate dean for academic
affairs from 1995-1998 and associate dean for institutional affairs during 1998- 1999.
Professor Brody teaches Civil Procedure and Feminist Legal Theory. 

Professor Brody is active with the American Bar Association Section on Legal Education
and Admission to the Bar, serving as chair or member of numerous site inspection teams as
part of the ABA accreditation process. She has also helped prepare site team chairs, law
school representatives, and new site evaluators for future site inspections by presenting
at ABA-sponsored workshops. 

Professor Brody also participates in conferences concerning feminist legal theory and
storytelling, especially their intersection with teaching law, becoming a skilled lawyer,
and understanding issues of diversity. Her most recent article is "Twilight: The
Unveiling of Victims, Stalking, and Domestic Violence," 21 Cardozo J. L. &
Gender 39 (2014). The Digital Commons Network lists her among the most popular authors
who write in the area of Law and Gender. (



Legal Drafting (with John C. Dernbach, Jane Rutherford, and Laurel A. Vietzen), John C. Dernbach (1995)


Who’s Afraid of Katniss Everdeen?: How Fictional Female Characters Inspire New Visions of Substantive Gender Equality (with Kim Chanbonpin), John Marshall Law School Faculty Works In Progress (2016)
Outputs and Outcomes and Assessments: Oh My! (with Arthur Acevedo and Lurene Contento), The John Marshall Law School Annual Teaching Effectiveness Workshop (2015)
Who's Afraid of Katniss Everdeen?: How Fictional Female Characters Inspire New Visions of Substantive Gender Equality (with Kim D. Chanbonpin), 2015 AALS Midyear Meeting, Workshop on Next Generation of Issues of Sex, Gender, and the Law (2015)
A Lesson From A Law Professor About Twilight: Vigilance, Victims and Violence, Scholars and Students Series for The John Marshall Law School Louis L Biro Law Library (2015)
Infusing Cultural Narratives Into a Time of Change in Legal Education (with Julie Spanbauer), 2014 SALT Teaching Conference (2014)