Lara Pennington teaches Introduction to Lawyering and directs the Appellate Advocacy
Program and Gressman Competition at Seton Hall Law. Professor Pennington began teaching
Appellate Advocacy and Legal Research & Writing at Seton Hall in 2004. She also taught
U.S. Legal Writing at the University of Pennsylvania Law School LLM Summer Program
from 2012-2015. She previously served as a private legal writing consultant, conducting
seminars on writing content, style, and organization, and she provided individualized
writing counseling to attorneys and paralegals at law firms in New Jersey, New York,
and Washington D.C.
Before teaching, Professor Pennington spent eight years in private practice, at Kelley
Drye & Warren LLP and Dillon, Bitar & Luther, LLC, specializing in general litigation
matters at both the trial and appellate levels. Professor Pennington earned her J.D.
with High Honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law where she was elected to the Order
of the Coif, and she earned her B.A. in Psychology magna cum laude from Lafayette