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Maureen B. Collins

Clinical Professor of Law


Building & Room:



300 S. State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604

Office Phone:

(312) 987-1488


Maureen Collins has been on the Lawyering Skills faculty since 2005. She also created and has been teaching a first-year writing course for students interested in intellectual property.

Professor Collins previously was the director of the Legal Writing Program at DePaul University College of Law, where she designed and implemented the first-year and upper-level writing curriculum, created assignments and coordinated the staff of full-time and adjunct professors.

Before her career in academia, Professor Collins was an attorney at Sidley Austin LLP, practicing trademark, copyright, and advertising law. She returned to the firm each summer for 15 years as a 'Professor in Residence,' working with summer associates on research and writing issues.

Professor Collins authored a legal writing manual, and wrote the "Legal Communications" column for the Illinois Bar Journal from 1995 through 2004. She has developed a specialty of protecting as intellectual property designs that are used in fabric art and has written and lectured on this topic.