Professor Dennis W. Morrow teaches litigation-focused doctrinal courses and legal writing courses. His doctrinal courses consist of Evidence and Federal Courts & Jurisdiction; his legal writing courses consist of Legal Research & Writing I and II. He also has taught Legal Research & Writing III: Civil Motions Practice.
Before joining the faculty, Professor Morrow practiced for nearly eight years at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP in Philadelphia. His practice focused on representing clients in complex commercial litigation matters, commonly in disputes involving issues relating to consumer protection, contract, or product liability. He also maintained an active pro bono practice; his representations included litigating and ultimately settling an inmate’s federal civil rights claims, drafting and arguing an appellate brief on behalf of the ACLU of Pennsylvania, and regularly working in connection with the Homeless Advocacy Project.
Professor Morrow brings to the classroom a wide range of legal practice experience. His litigation experience includes participating in depositions, oral arguments, civil trials, and an international arbitration. 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.
Professor Morrow received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Temple Law School. There, 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 from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Mayor’s Scholar.