Jennifer Lear

Adjunct Professor
Jennifer Lear

Professor Lear is a graduate of The College of William & Mary (1988) and The George Washington University Law School (cum laude 1992), where she served as an associate on The George Washington Law Review. Following graduation, she practiced at the Washington, D.C. law firm Crowell & Moring LLP in the Government Contracts, Business Crimes, Health Care, and Litigation groups. From 1997-2007, she was a writing consultant, developing and conducting courses for attorneys, paralegals, L.L.M. candidates, business professionals, the Patent & Trademark Office, and secondary school students. From 2007-2017, Professor Lear taught legal writing courses at a number of law schools: she was a Visiting Professor at Villanova Law School, GWU Law School, and Widener University Commonwealth Law School; she was also an adjunct professor at GWU Law, the University of Baltimore School of Law, and Elizabethtown College. From 2015-16 she served as the Executive Director of LawMeets®, a legal education company that designs and administers practical, hands-on competitions for students interested in transactional and IP law practices. Since 2019, Professor Lear has worked as a consultant for Penn State Health’s Strategic Sourcing & Contracting Department. Professor Lear was the recipient of the 2010 Legal Writing Institute/Association of Legal Writing Directors/LexisNexis Legal Writing Scholarship Grant. http://ssrn.com/author=863752