Eleanor MacLellan

Associate Professor of Legal Skills, Assistant Dean of Career Services
Educational Background
  • JD, Franklin Pierce Law Center
  • BA, Ohio Wesleyan University
Courses Taught
  • The Legal Profession
General Areas of Interest, Scholarship, Research, & Practice

• Employment law • Legal writing • Medical malpractice


Biography

Eleanor MacLellan, Esq. is the Assistant Dean for Career Services and is an Associate Professor of Legal Skills. Prior to coming to the law school, she practiced for 28 years at Sulloway & Hollis, a very well-respected New Hampshire firm. There, she served as Chair of the Management, Hiring, and Associates Committees and chaired the Litigation Department. She helped hire and mentor numerous young attorneys and knows the “business side” of practicing law. As a litigator with a regional practice, she developed good relationships with judges and practitioners. Her peers repeatedly recognized her legal skills in two categories (employment law and health care law) by including her in Best Lawyers in New Hampshire, New England Superlawyers, and Best Lawyers in America.

At the law school, Eleanor has taught legal writing and has served as our HR Director and Legal Counsel. As Assistant Dean for Career Services, she teaches the Introduction to the Legal Profession course and draws on her knowledge of the students and the institution, as well as her experience, contacts, reputation in the legal community, and her creative approach to problem solving to help students find jobs. As one of our own successful alumni, she is especially committed to helping our students launch their careers.

Eleanor graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She graduated from UNH School of Law in 1981.

Additional Information

MacLellan brings to the classroom practical information about lawyering, acquired during 28 years in private practice as a trial attorney at a New Hampshire law firm. There, she helped manage the law firm, hire and mentor numerous associates. Her peers repeatedly recognized her legal skills in two categories (employment law and health care law) by including her in Best Lawyers in New Hampshire, New England Superlawyers, and Best Lawyers in America.

Phone: 
(603) 513-5108