Doretta Massardo McGinnis
Legal Writing Professor

A.B., Harvard University
J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School

Phone: 302.477.2716

Doretta Massardo McGinnis is Associate Director of the Legal Writing Program at Widener's Delaware campus. Professor McGinnis earned an A.B. from Harvard University in 1985 and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1991.

Professor McGinnis began her career as an associate attorney at Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz, Philadelphia, and joined the Widener faculty in 1995 as a Legal Methods Professor.

Professor McGinnis is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania. In addition to Legal Methods, she teaches Employment Discrimination and Labor Law.

Selected Recent Publications

  • Accommodating a Blind Student, The Second Draft, (The Legal Writing Institute, Macon, Ga.) Dec. 2003, at 19
  • Prosecution of Mothers, reprinted in Child, Parent, & State Law and Policy Reader (S. Randall Humm, et al., eds. 1994)
  • Comment, Prosecution of Mothers of Drug-Exposed Babies: Constitutional and Criminal Theory, 139 U. Pa. L. Rev. 505 (1990).