Professor Dennis W. Morrow teaches Legal Research & Writing I and II, Advanced Legal Writing: Effective Motions Practice in Civil Litigation, and Evidence. In addition, he teaches a small section of the first-year Introduction to Transactional Skills course and co-teaches classes focused on ethics and legal writing as part of the Judicial Placement Practicum.
Before 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. While at Drinker Biddle, he also participated in the firm’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.
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 multi-week civil trials and an international arbitration.
Professor Morrow received his J.D., magna cum laude, 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., cum laude, in history, with a minor in psychology, from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was awarded the Mayor’s Scholarship.