Christine G. Mooney

Director of Professional Skills
Professor of Law


Christine Mooney has taught at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law since 1999 and currently serves as director of professional skills. Mooney teaches Negotiation and Mediation Advocacy, Trial Advocacy, Interviewing and Counseling and Civil Pretrial. She has also taught Legal Analysis, Writing and Oral Advocacy I, II and III, a mediation practicum and Legal Analysis & Writing for undergraduates. In addition to her teaching and administrative responsibilities, Mooney provides training and consulting services in negotiation skills as well as legal writing and has presented numerous times at regional and national conferences as well as continuing legal education programs. Her scholarly interests focus on negotiation, trial advocacy, legal research and writing, professional skills training and legal education reform. 

Mooney earned her JD from Villanova, where she was an editor of student qorks 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. 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.

Practice Experience

  • Volunteer Mediator, EEOC, Philadephia, Pennsylvania. December 2006 - May 2007
  • Associate, Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, LLP, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. September 1995 - September 1998
  • Summer Associate (May - August 1994)

Office: Rm 246, John F. Scarpa Hall
Phone: 610-519-5235
Fax: 610-519-6837

Courses and Seminars

  • Interviewing and Counseling
  • Legal Analysis, Writing and Advocacy I
  • Legal Analysis, Writing and Advocacy II 
  • Negotiation and Mediation Advocacy


  • Villanova University School of Law, JD, 1995
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, BS, BA, 1985 (Marketing Major, Double Major in Psychology)