Eleanor W. Myers

Associate Professor of Law Emerita

Professor Eleanor Myers joined the full-time faculty at Temple Law School as an Associate Professor of Law. She specializes in Professional Responsibility and also teaches in the Business curriculum, including Introduction to Business Organizations, Corporations, and Contracts. In addition, she assisted in the development of the award-winning Integrated Transactional Program and has primary responsibility for the Professional Responsibility component of that course. She also assisted in the development of the first year Introduction to Transactional Skills class. In 2001 she won the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. She publishes in the area of Professional Responsibility and served as the Associate Reporter on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals Task Force on the Selection of Class Counsel.

In addition to her work at the law school, Professor Myers has served as Temple’s NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative since 2006. In 2009, she was appointed by the NCAA Board as a member of its Division 1 Committee on Infractions and she was appointed as its Vice Chair in September 2014.

Professor Myers has extensive experience teaching law internationally. During the summers 2008, 2010 and 2012, she taught at Temple’s Law School program in Rome, Italy. During summer 2007 and 2009, she co-chaired two roundtables in Beijing, China for Chinese law faculty entitled “Experiential Education Methods in Law Schools.” In February 2006, she was an invited participant to Kwansei Gakuin University Law School, Osaka, Japan for a conference entitled “Can the Virtual Law Firm Change Law School Education – Learning from the International Experience of Simulation Education.” She taught in the joint Temple/Tsinghua Rule of Law program in Beijing during the Fall 2005 semester. In May 2004, she was chosen as an ethics teaching consultant by the US/AID Asia /Rule of Law Initiative and presented a two week program at the University of Philippines Law School, Manila on teaching legal ethics.

Professor Myers graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. and from the University of Pennsylvania Law School with a J.D., magna cum laude. At Penn Law School she was a member of the Order of the Coif and an Editor of the Law Review. She is currently a member of the American Law Institute and was a Public Governor of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange. She also chairs the Business Conduct Committee of the NASDAQ Stock Exchange and serves as a hearing panelist for NASDAQ on delisting decisions.

From 1975 to 1976, Professor Myers was a teaching fellow at Stanford Law School. In September 1976 she joined the firm of Fine, Kaplan and Black, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as an associate, where her practice consisted primarily of securities and antitrust class action litigation. In 1983 she joined the University Counsel’s office at Temple University as Associate University Counsel. In that position she handled Temple University’s technology transfer program, its business negotiations, and many of its health care issues.

In 1989, Professor Myers became an associate at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center on Professionalism, where she developed professional responsibility videotapes and teaching modules for practicing lawyers and taught Professional Responsibility throughout the country.

Professor Myers regularly presents at Continuing Legal Education programs on Legal Ethics and is often consulted by the press on ethics related issues.


J.D. (magna cum laude), University of Pennsylvania Law School
B.A. (), University of Pennsylvania

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Awards and Recognition

  • Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching (2000)
  • Award for Problem Solving in the Legal Curriculum (with Nancy Knauer) (2001)
  • Teacher of the Year (1997)


  • University Disciplinary Committee, Vice Chair, 2002- 2006
  • NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative (current)
  • Philadelphia Stock Exchange Public Governor, 1997-present
  • Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Member: Executive Committee, ad hoc Code of Conduct Committee
  • Philadelphia Stock Exchange, Chair: Business Conduct Committee
  • Delaware Valley Friends School Endowment Campaign, co-chair, 2006-present
  • Third Circuit Task Force on The Selection of Class Counsel, 2001-2002
  • Third Circuit Task Force on The Selection of Class Counsel, Associate Reporter, appointed by the late Chief Justice Edward R. Becker