Assistant Professor of Legal Methods
B.A., University of Delaware
J.D., Temple University School of Law
Rebecca L. Scalio is an Assistant Professor of Legal Methods at Widener’s Delaware campus. Professor Scalio received a B.A., magna cum laude, in Psychology from the University of Delaware, and a J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law, where she was an Executive Editor of the Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review.
Prior to joining Widener, in 2009, as an Adjunct Legal Writing Professor, she taught Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy at Temple University Beasley School of Law. Professor Scalio practiced law with the firms of Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. and Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, where she focused on Chapter 11 debtor and creditor representation and corporate litigation, respectively. During law school, Professor Scalio was selected for the Federal Judicial Clerkship Clinic and completed a judicial externship with The Honorable Stephen M. Orlofsky (now retired) of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Professor Scalio’s research interests include legal writing pedagogy, ethics in legal writing, professional responsibility, and fiduciary duties of directors of both solvent corporations and corporations within the “zone of insolvency.”
Professor Scalio is a member of the Legal Writing Institute and was a co-presenter at the 2010 Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute on the topic of teaching Legal Methods to part-time evening division students. She is admitted to practice in Delaware and New Jersey.