Heather Baum

Professor of Law


Professor Baum is a Professor of Law who teaches Legal Research, Analysis, Writing, and Communication in the first year legal writing program. She received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden. Following law school, she worked a litigator and a compliance attorney in Philadelphia. At Fox Rothschild LLP she was an associate in the litigation department and represented clients involved in complex commercial litigation. At Blank Rome LLP she was a consumer regulatory compliance attorney and worked with consumer lending institutions on compliance with consumer lending laws. She is involved with the Legal Writing Institute (LWI), a national nonprofit dedicated to the furtherance of legal communication, as co-chair of the Pro Bono and Bar Outreach Committee. Through LWI, she served as a member of the editorial board and as co-editor-in-chief of The Second Draft, an online publication of LWI. At Villanova, in addition to teaching legal writing, she participates in communicating across difference workshops as part of the Professional Development Program. She presents at national and regional legal writing conferences and her scholarly interests include character development in law students, non-traditional factors that impact law student success, and legal writing pedagogy.

Practice Experience

  • Complex Commercial Litigation, Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Consumer Regulatory Compliance, Blank Rome LLP
Associate Professor of Legal Writing Heather D. Baum

Office: Rm 346, Law School Building
Phone: 610-519-3003
Fax: 610-519-6282

Courses and Seminars

  • Legal writing


University of Pennsylvania, BA

Rutgers University School of Law – Camden, JD