Visiting Assistant ProfessorPhone: 410-706-2993
Beverly Petersen Jennison is visiting at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law for the 2017-2018 academic year. Professor Jennison, the former co-director of the Lawyering Skills Program at the Columbus School of Law of the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., taught in the Lawyering Skills program there from 1992 until 1996, and again from 2002 until 2017. At Catholic, she also taught the Becoming a Lawyer seminar to students engaged in externship placements, as well as Law Journal Editing and Legal Drafting. In addition, Professor Jennison developed and has taught American Legal Analysis for the LL.M. program offered jointly by the Columbus School of Law and Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland. She also taught in the George Washington University Law School first year legal research and writing program and developed and taught a course there in legal drafting for upper level students.
Professor Jennison is a member of the Maryland bar; the District of Columbia bar (currently inactive); the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, as well as multiple federal court bars, and the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. She is also a member of the American Bar Association.
Prior to her career in law teaching, Professor Jennison practiced law in Washington, D.C. with the firm of Casson, Calligaro & Mutryn (now merged with Proskauer). While in practice, Professor Jennison specialized in health care administrative and federal court litigation and transactional work and general corporate practice.
Professor Jennison earned her J.D. from the Columbus School of Law, where she was a published member of the Catholic University Law Review and an active member of the Moot Court Association. She holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in American Politics from the Catholic University of America. She was the recipient of the William Robertson Coe Fellowship for excellence in teaching from the State University of New York at Stoneybrook and was awarded a Fulbright grant for study in Amsterdam, The Netherlands for outstanding teachers of the social sciences.
Professor Jennison’s research interests include legal education and legal writing, education issues at all levels, and health care and other matters affecting the elderly. She lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with her husband, Steve.
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