Christine Gower Mooney is the Director of the Duane Morris LLP Legal Writing Program at Villanova University School of Law, where she has taught since 1999. In addition to exercising operational control over the first year writing program, Professor Mooney teaches Legal Analysis, Writing and Oral Advocacy I and II, and 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, Professor 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.
Professor 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.
Professor Mooney currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Second Draft and previously served as a trustee of the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, and Chairperson of the Faculty and Education Committee until June 2009.
Volunteer Mediator, EEOC, Philadephia, Pennsylvania. December 2006 - May 2007
Associate, Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, L.L.P., Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania. September 1995 - September 1998
Summer Associate (May - August 1994)
Office: Rm 246, Law School Building
Villanova University School of Law, JD, 1995
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, BS, BA, 1985
(Marketing Major, Double Major in Psychology)