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Susan Provenzano

Legal Research and Writing

Professor, Northwestern Law School

JD, University of Wisconsin
BA, University of Wisconsin


Professor Provenzano teaches in the areas of appellate advocacy, employment law, and legal communication, and chairs the Northwestern Law School's Communications Task Force. Professor Provenzano has also served the Law School as Interim Dean of Students and the Director of Communication and Legal Reasoning, and has chaired the faculty judicial clerkship committee. In recognition of her teaching, Professor Provenzano has received Dean's Teaching Awards and the SBA Faculty Appreciation Award.

Before joining Northwestern Law's faculty in 2001, Professor Provenzano clerked for the Honorable Ruben Castillo, U.S. District Court Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. She also practiced employment, labor, and commercial litigation at the law firms of Kirkland & Ellis, Mayer Brown, and Franczek Radelet. As a practicing attorney, she handled a wide range of litigation matters and drafted appellate briefs to the United States Supreme Court and other federal and state courts of appeals. Professor Provenzano received her law degree with honors from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Wisconsin Law Review.