Theresa Glennon
Professor of Law

Theresa Glennon is a Professor of Law at Temple University Beasley School of Law. Her teaching and scholarship focuses on the legal rights of children and families, with particular focus on family law, education, race, and disability. Prior to joining the Temple faculty in 1993, she was an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Law, where she taught in the Legal Theory and Practice Program. She was a staff attorney at the Education Law Center in Philadelphia from 1985-89. Professor Glennon's courses at Temple include Family Law; Torts; Theory, Policy and Practice in Family Law; International and Comparative Perspectives on Family Law; and Professional Responsibility.

Her family law publications include a wide range of topics, including assisted reproductive technologies, child custody and custody relocation disputes, the effort to harmonize family law in Europe, paternity disputes, second parent adoptions, and the rights of mothers with mental illnesses in the child welfare system. Her publications in the area of education law have focused primarily on the issues of race and disability in education.

In the spring of 2005, Professor Glennon was a visiting fellow at the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge. She received her Juris Doctor from Yale Law School, where she was an editor of the Yale Law Journal and active in the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization. She received her Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude from Yale College. She clerked for Hon. Maryanne Trump Barry, then on the U.S.D.C., District of New Jersey, immediately following law school.

Professor Glennon is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Education Law Center. She is trained as a mediator in divorce and child custody matters and serves as a volunteer mediator for the custody mediation project of Good Shepherd Mediation Program. She is a member of the Family Law Sections of the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Philadelphia Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania (active status) and Maryland (inactive status). She served for ten years on the Institutional Review Board for Public/Private Ventures, a nonprofit that conducts demonstration projects and research on programs for children.

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J.D., Yale Law School
B.A., Yale University

Teaching Areas
Family Law; Torts; Professional Responsibility; International and Comparative Perspectives on Family Law; Theory, Policy and Practice in Family Law

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