Ellen teaches legal ethics, including traditional Professional Responsibility courses for JD students and Unauthorized Practice of Law courses for nonlawyer professionals. She is a co-author on several legal ethics texts, including Professional Responsibility: A Contemporary Approach; Legal Ethics for the Real World—Building Skills Through Case Study; and Unauthorized Practice of Law for Nonlawyers. Ellen is active with the NC State Bar, currently serving as a voting Advisory Member to the Ethics Committee and previously on the Task Force to Review the NC Lawyer Advertising Rules.
Ellen started teaching online in 2009 and in addition to an MEd in Instructional Technology, has extensive eLearning experience, having been a student, teacher, administrator, trainer, and consultant in synchronous, asynchronous, blended, and flipped classrooms.
Ellen has served as Wake Forest Law's first Associate Dean of Strategic Initiatives and first Assistant Dean of Instructional Technologies and Design. She was the chief architect of the school's online Master of Studies in Law, a program for working professionals. Prior to joining Wake Forest Law, Ellen was a United States federal appeals court clerk, a corporate lawyer, and the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Lawyer Assistance Program.
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