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Lenora P. Ledwon

Professor of Law

B.A., Oakland University, magna cum laude
M.A., Oakland University
J.D., University of Michigan
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, highest honors

After graduating from law school at the University of Michigan, Lenora Ledwon specialized in civil litigation and labor law at the firm of Clark, Klein and Beaumont in Detroit, Michigan. She then returned to academia and received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Notre Dame. After teaching Legal Writing at Mercer Law School, she moved to St. Thomas, where she teaches courses including Law & Literature, Legal Storytelling and Persuasion, Contracts, and Evidence. Her book, Law and Literature: Text and Theory, surveys the theoretical perspectives that inform the relationship between law and literature and illustrates the importance of narrative in shaping our understanding of law. She also has written articles for such journals as: Harvard Women’s Law Journal; Yale Journal of Law and Feminism; Temple Law Review; Rutgers’ Women’s Rights Law Reporter; Literature/Film Quarterly; Studies in Law, Politics, and Society; and American Indian Quarterly. She is co-editor of Law and Popular Culture, a casebook for Lexis Publishing.