Professor Pukl-Werbel is an Associate Professor of Legal Practice and the Director of Experiential Learning. Professor Pukl-Werbel supervises all aspects of the experiential education curriculum at the law school including Appellate Advocacy, Persuasion and Advocacy, and all upper level trial practice courses; in addition to our nationally recognized moot court and mock trial programs.
Professor Pukl-Werbel has extensive experiential education experience teaching Introduction to Lawyering I & II; Professional Responsibility; The McLaughlin Advanced Trial Advocacy course; Persuasion & Advocacy; and Becoming a Lawyer in the LEO Fellows Program. She also serves as the Director of the Interscholastic Mock Trial Board. Prior to her current position, she also served as the Dean of Alumni, Development & External Relations. Since joining the law school community in 2005, she has been active in both the Legal Practice curriculum and the Legal Education Opportunities (LEO) Program teaching. She was nominated for Professor of the Year in 2014-2015.
Prior to joining the law school faculty, Professor Pukl-Werbel served as an Assistant District Attorney for the New York County (Manhattan) District Attorney's Office. As an Assistant District Attorney, Professor Pukl-Werbel prosecuted hundreds of felony criminal matters in addition to jury and bench trials within the Sex Crimes Unit, Domestic Violence Unit and Firearms Trafficking Unit. Additionally, she worked as an Assistant District Attorney at the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor of New York City handling felony narcotics prosecutions, long-term narcotics investigations, and surveillance techniques. She also clerked in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Union County. Professor Pukl-Werbel speaks regularly on issues of Ethics and Professionalism, and has appeared both in print and as a commentator and legal analyst on truTV (formerly Court TV) and on Fox News.
Professor Pukl-Werbel is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey. She received her B.A. in Communications and Business from Loyola University Maryland and her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law where she was a member of the Legislative Journal, the Interscholastic Moot Court Board, and was the first recipient of the Public Interest Fellowship.