Professor Dennis W. Morrow teaches Legal Research & Writing I and II, Advanced Legal Writing: Effective Motions Practice in Civil Litigation, and Evidence. Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Morrow practiced for nearly eight years at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in Philadelphia, where he represented clients in complex commercial litigation matters.
Professor Morrow brings to the classroom a wide range of legal practice experience. His legal writing experience consists of researching and drafting documents that span the litigation spectrum, both in federal and state court and as part of alternative dispute resolution. His trial and arbitration experience includes participating in three multi-week civil trials and an international arbitration.
In addition to his complex commercial litigation matters, Professor Morrow participated actively in Drinker Biddle’s pro bono efforts. His representations included litigating and ultimately settling an inmate’s civil rights claims, drafting and arguing an appellate brief on behalf of the ACLU, and regularly working in connection with the Homeless Advocacy Project, a nonprofit organization that provides legal and advocacy needs for homeless individuals and families in Philadelphia.
Professor Morrow received his J.D. from Temple Law School, where he graduated in the highest class-rank percentile and received the Stewart P. Keeling Award for earning the highest GPA in his class during the third year. He received his B.A. in history, with a minor in psychology, from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was awarded the Mayor’s Scholarship.