Christine Mooney is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Director of the Duane Morris LLP Legal Writing Program at Villanova University School of Law, and a Professor of Legal Writing, where she has taught since 1999. As Associate Dean, she manages all areas of academic affairs, including the registrar's office, curriculum planning, teaching assignments, hiring and supervising of all adjunct faculty, student academic advising, academic success programs, student affairs, clinical programs, externships, international programs, trial advocacy, and J.D.-M.B.A. and J.D.-M.P.A. programs.
In addition, she exercises operational control over the writing program. Dean Mooney teaches Legal Analysis, Writing and Oral Advocacy I, II, and III, and she has previously taught a Mediation Practicum and Legal Analysis & Writing for undergraduates. In summer 2009, she also taught Legal Writing and Logic for Lawyers in Villanova’s PLUS program. In addition to her teaching and administrative responsibilities, Dean Mooney provides training and consulting services in legal writing and regularly presents at regional and national conferences as well as continuing legal education programs. Her scholarly interests focus on legal research and writing, professional skills training, and legal education reform.
Dean Mooney earned her J.D. from Villanova. At Villanova, she was an Editor of Student Works of the Villanova Environmental Law Journal. In addition, she was first place winner of the John Marshall National Moot Court Competition. Before joining the Villanova faculty, she was an attorney with Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox. While there, her practice focused on complex environmental litigation and regulatory matters as well as environmental issues in commercial real estate transactions. Dean Mooney previously served on the Editorial Board of the Second Draft and served as a trustee of the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, and Chairperson of the Faculty and Education Committee until June 2009.