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Anna P. Hemingway

Associate Professor of Law
Director, Legal Methods Program

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Phone: 717.541.3960

“As the Director of the Legal Methods program, I’m proud that our Legal Methods faculty and our students do outstanding work. My goal is to continue to develop the program and to continue to share our work with others in the legal community.” 

Anna Hemingway is a nationally-known expert in legal writing and legal education. She writes and lectures widely on innovative teaching strategies.  Her recent scholarship has focused on ethics, and the uses of social media and technology for teaching and assessment.

Professor Hemingway’s teaching and scholarship are inextricably interlinked, and she is devoted to improving the educational experiences and outcomes of law students. Serving as the Director of Legal Writing, Professor Hemingway coordinates the law school’s innovative writing program. She is a leader in the national legal writing community, and frequently presents at national and international writing conferences.  

In addition to her work on legal writing, Professor Hemingway is interested in leadership, law & psychology, ethics, and property law. She is the co-author (with Benjamin Barros) of an innovative Property Law textbook to be published by Aspen/Wolters Kluwer in early 2015.

  • Legal Methods I
  • Legal Methods II
  • Legal Methods III
  • Intensive Legal Analysis
  • Interviewing and Counseling
  • Leadership and the Law
  • Mediation
  • Property

Selected Publications

Books
  • & D. Benjamin Barros, Property Law (Aspen Casebook Series 2015).
Articles
  • et al.,  A Technological Trifecta: Using Videos, Playlists, and Facebook in Law School Classes to Reach Today’s Students, 40 Rutgers Computer & Tech. L. J. 1 (2014).
  • & Jennifer Lear, Tips for Lawyers Writing in a Time Crunch, 40 Litigation 33 (Fall 2013-14).
  • et al., Thinking Outside the Box: Publication Opportunities Beyond the Traditiional Law Review, 27 The Second Draft 8 (2013).
  • Keeping It Real: Using Facebook Posts to Teach Professional Responsibility and Professionalism, 43 N.M.L. Rev. 43 (2013).
  • Accomplishing Your Scholarly Agenda While Maximizing Students’ Learning (a.k.a., How to Teach Legal Methods and Have Time to Write Too), 50 Duq. L. Rev. 545 (2012).
  • How Students’ Gratitude for Feedback Can Identify the Right Attitude for Success: Disciplined Optimism, 19 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 169 (2011).
  • et al., Thurgood Marshall: The Writer, 47 Willamette L. Rev. 211 (2011).
  • Making Effective Use of Practitioners’ Briefs in the Law School Curriculum, 22 St. Thomas L. Rev. 417 (2010).
  • The Ethical Obligations of Lawyers, Law Students and Law Professors Telling Stories on Web Logs, 41 Law Tchr. (International Journal of Legal Education) 287 (2007).
  • The Government Attorney’s Conflicting Obligations, 9 Widener J. Pub. L. 227 (2000).
Other
  • & Jennifer Lear, When You’re the Editor, Pa. Law., Jan.-Feb. 2010, at 44.
  • Keeping Students Interested While Teaching Citation, 20 The Second Draft (Bull. of the Legal Writing Inst.), August, 2005 at 14.
  • Comment, The Need for a Revision of  Ozone Standards:  Why Has the EPA Failed to Respond?  13 Temp. Envtl. L. & Tech. J. 103 (1994).

Education

BS, Drexel University
MA, West Chester University
JD, Temple University

Experience

Assistant Corporate Counsel, Palmer Corporations

Bar Admissions

New Jersey
Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Bar Association
Association of Legal Writing Directors
Dauphin County Bar Association
Legal Writing Institute
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Scribes

Media Coverage

Central Penn Business Journal
Anna Hemingway was mentioned on 7/1/16
Newsmakers

Law360
Anna Hemingway, provided expert commentary on 8/7/15
When 'Good Enough' Won't Cut It: 3 Tips For Plain Writing 

Presentations

You Are Already Writing an Article, Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference (2014) (presenting on behalf of the LWI Scholarship and Outreach Committee).

Speed Mentoring Workshop, Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference (2014) (mentor).

Widener Women Leading in the Workplace, Dauphin County Lunch and Learn CLE (2014) (moderator).

Keepin’ It Fresh: Using Technology in the Legal Writing Classroom to Reach Today’s Students, Fourth Annual Capital Legal Writing Conference (2014); Colonial Frontier Legal Writing Conference (2013) (co-presenter).

Mission Impossible or Mission Accomplished? Our First Year Without the Traditional Office Memo, Legal Writing Institute One Day Workshop (Suffolk University Law School) (2013)(co-presenter).

Ethical Issues and Technological Advances: What Happens When the Z Generation Practices Law?, Legal Writing Institute One Day Workshop (University of North Carolina Law School) (2012).

Not Your Average Cup of Joe: Exploring Scholarship Ideas Beyond the Traditional Law Review, Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference (2012) (panelist).

Tips for Writing in a Time Crunch, ALI-CLE recorded in Philadelphia, PA (2013); CLE at Widener University School of Law (2012).

It Takes Two to Tango: Coordinating the Teaching and Assessment of Research Skills with Law Librarians and Legal Methods Faculty, Legal Writing Institute One Day Workshop (Temple University School of Law) (2011) (co-presenter).

“Don’t Talk to Strangers” – Social Networking and Legal Ethics, Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Conference (2011).

The Work of Leading a Law School Class Successfully: Revisioning Classroom Dynamics Under Leadership Principles, Association of Legal Writing Directors Biennial Conference (2011).

Constructing a Scholarly Persona, Association of Legal Writing Directors Biennial Conference (2011) (panelist).

Adding Collaborative and Formative Feedback Opportunities to Your Classes: How Grading by Design and Working Together Save the Day, Institute for Law Teaching and Learning (2011) (co-presenter).

Thinking Forward, Legal Writing Institute One Day Workshop (American University School of Law) (2010) (panelist).

Assessing Collaboration: “Misery Loves Company” or “There’s No ‘I’ in Team”? Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference (2010) (co-presenter).

Thurgood Marshall: A Persuasive Practitioner, Solicitous Scholar, and Just Jurist, CLE at Widener University School of Law (2010) (co-presenter).

Social Networking and Legal Ethics, Internet Expression in the Twenty-First Century: Where Technology and Law Collide, Widener University School of Law (2010).

Editing Your Own Drafts, CLE at Widener University School of Law (2009) (co-presenter).

Editing Other Writers’ Drafts, CLE at Widener University School of Law (2009) (co-presenter).

First Year Academic Support Courses, Widener University School of Law Academic Support and Bar Programs Workshop (2009).

Integrating Upper-Level Legal Methods Courses Offering Skill-Based Menu Options Into the Law School Curriculum, Legal Education at the Crossroads Conference (2008).

The Ethical Obligations of Lawyers, Law Professors, and Law Students Telling Stories on Blogs, Once Upon a Legal Time Storytelling Conference (2007).

Beyond LSAT Scores and GPAs: Can Legal Methods be Used to Predict Success in Law School?, Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference (2002) (co-presenter).

Legal Research and Writing, CLE for Central Pennsylvania Paralegal Association (2000).

How to Teach Your Students to Become Effective Speakers: “Eloquence May Set Fire to Reason,” Gonzaga University Institute for Law School Teaching (1999) (co-presenter).

 

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