Professor Margaret C. Hannon, '05, joined the Law School faculty in 2013 as a clinical assistant professor in the Legal Practice Program.
She 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, Professor Hannon received Northwestern's Dean's Teaching Award and Dean's Teaching Award Honorable Mention. Professor 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, Professor Hannon is a co-editor-in-chief for Legal Communication & Rhetoric: JALWD, the journal of the Association of Legal Writing Directors. Professor Hannon is the co-author of Aspen Publishers' From Theory to Practice: Employment Discrimination Law (with Rachel Croskery-Roberts), and has written for the ABA’s Before the Bar Blog and the Appellate Advocacy Blog.
- Law and Social Sciences
- Labor and Employment Law
Served as co-counsel for plaintiff, obtaining a favorable decision from the Michigan Supreme Court regarding municipal liability under Section 1983. An application for leave to appeal is now pending before the Michigan Supreme Court regarding Fourth Amendment challenges to the "photo and print" procedures of the City of Grand Rapids as applied to juveniles who are stopped by police and who lack identification.