Director, Academic Support Program
Associate Legal Writing Professor
B.A., York College of Pennsylvania
M.A., University of Chicago
J.D., Widener University School of Law
Phone: 717.541.3978 Ann Elizabeth Fruth is an Associate Legal Writing Professor and Director of the Academic Support Program for Widener's Harrisburg campus. Professor Fruth joined the administration at Widener University School of Law in 1995 as Director of Admissions for the Harrisburg campus. She was Dean of Students for the Harrisburg campus from 1997 until 2002 and from 2007 to 2009. She taught Legal Methods from 2002 to 2007 and returned to the faculty in 2009 to teach Legal Methods and to direct the Academic Support Program. She also teaches in the Trial Admissions Program, Introduction to Law and Intensive Legal Analysis. She has also taught in Widener’s Summer Law Institute in Nairobi, Kenya. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania.
Following graduation from law school, Professor Fruth was legal counsel for the Pennsylvania Department of Banking.
Professor Fruth is a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of MidPenn Legal Services, a non-profit, public interest law firm dedicated to providing equal access to justice and high quality civil legal services to low-income residents and survivors of domestic violence in eighteen counties in Central Pennsylvania. She is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Dauphin County Bar Association. She has represented the law school at the Legal Writing Institute Bi-Annual meeting, the Law School Admissions Council, the Northeast Association of Prelaw Advisors and the Western Association of Prelaw Advisors. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, an organization devoted to the conservation of raptors and their habitat worldwide.
Professor Fruth has done pro bono work for the Pennsylvania Asylum Resource Center.
Selected Recent PublicationsArticles
- & Anna P. Hemingway, Starla J. Williams, and Jennifer Lear, Thurgood Marshall: The Writer, 47 Willamette L. Rev. 211 (2011).