Mary Ann Robinson

Professor Emeritus


Mary Ann Robinson retired from teaching at Villanova Law in May 2023. She taught the transactional writing III class and directed the 1L business and financial literacy module. She received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a JD from Villanova Law, where she was an editor of the Villanova Law Review

Before joining Villanova’s faculty, Robinson taught at Widener University School of Law, practiced with Pepper Hamilton LLP in Philadelphia and Berwyn, Pennsylvania and was also employed at ALI-ABA (now ALI CLE) as editor of The Audio Estate Planner® magazine. Robinson has a particular interest in professionalism education and has helped develop a series of three free videos for teaching law students about professionalism in law school and law practice.  She also co-created six additional professionalism videos that were produced by Wolters Kluwer and are available on YouTube for law professors to use in their teaching. Robinson has been a speaker at numerous regional and national conferences.

Practice Experience

  • Assistant Legal Writing Professor, Widener University School of Law
  • Senior Staff Attorney, Pepper-Hamilton LLP
  • Editor of The Audio Estate Planner magazine, ALI-ABA (now ALI CLE)


Previous Courses and Seminars

  • Transactional Legal Analysis III
  • Business and Financial Literacy for Lawyers


  • Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, JD
  • University of Pennsylvania, BA