Professor Margaret C. Hannon, '05, joined the Law School faculty in 2013 as a clinical assistant professor in the Legal Practice Program.
Hannon previously taught legal research, writing, and reasoning as a clinical assistant and clinical associate professor at Northwestern Law School, where she also served as the assistant director and interim director of the legal research and writing program. In recognition of her teaching, Hannon received Northwestern's Dean's Teaching Award and Dean's Teaching Award Honorable Mention. Hannon practiced law at Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLP (now K&L Gates LLP). Her practice focused on labor and employment counseling and litigation, and the negotiation and administration of collective bargaining agreements. She is an active member of the Legal Writing Institute; in addition to presenting at its academic conferences and participating in its committee work, she previously served as the editor-in-chief and managing editor of one of its journals, The Monograph Series. In addition, Hannon is a co-editor-in-chief for Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD, the journal of the Association of Legal Writing Directors. Hannon is the co-author of Aspen Publishers' From Theory to Practice: Employment Discrimination Law (with Rachel Croskery-Roberts), and has written for the American Bar Association’s Before the Bar Blog and the Appellate Advocacy Blog.
- Labor and Employment Law
- Law and Social Sciences
Presented Using Technology to Teach and Give Feedback (Leg. Writing Inst. New Teacher Training Bootcamp)
Presented The Benefits and Joys of Writing Scholarship for a Practitioner Audience at the Legal Writing Institute Conference.
Appointed by the Supreme Court of Michigan and State Bar of Michigan to the Task Force on Well-Being in the Law.
Co-presented "Whipping Up Wellness: Promoting the Well-Being of LRW Faculty and Students for a Successful Program" at the Association of Legal Writing Directors Conference, Boston.
Served as co-counsel for plaintiff in a challenge to the "photo and print" procedures of the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan—as applied to juveniles who are stopped by police and who lack identification—and obtained two favorable decisions from the Michigan Supreme Court regarding municipal liability under Section 1983 and unreasonable search and seizure under the Fourth Amendment.
Represented law professors as amicus curiae in Reproductive Freedom for All v. Board of State Canvassers in urging the Michigan Supreme Court to direct the Board of Canvassers to put the reproductive freedom ballot initiative on the November ballot.