Professor Stanchi has dedicated her academic career to teaching students how to be good lawyers. She teaches exclusively writing courses, including legal research and writing, law and feminism, appellate advocacy, and two courses of her own creation, advanced persuasive strategies and drafting judicial opinions for social justice. Her scholarship focuses on writing, litigation, persuasion and gender. She is a principal organizer of the United States Feminist Judgments Project, which has received national attention in the media.
Professor Stanchi has also been a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Legal Writing Directors and served many years on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Legal Writing, a peer edited law journal. She was also the associate editor of Pennsylvania’s Rules of Evidence. In 2014, she was a Fulbright Specialist at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan.
Before joining academia, Professor Stanchi was an associate in the litigation department of Debevoise & Plimpton, where she worked on a variety of commercial matters including patent, securities, and breach of contract cases, as well as a number of pro bono cases involving civil rights. She also clerked for Justice Stewart G. Pollock of the New Jersey Supreme Court.