Adjunct and Curriculum Coordinator
Peggy received her B.A., summa cum laude, in History from Middlebury College. She also received an M.A. in American History from Northwestern University.
Peggy graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School and was admitted into the Order of the Coif. During law school, she served as an Articles Editor on the Minnesota Law Review and received the Minnesota Law Review Volume 35 and 36 Memorial Award for “Outstanding Note or Comment Authored by a Member of the Minnesota Law Review.” Peggy’s article, “Writing Wrongs: The Common Legal Writing Mistakes of Law Students and Lawyers,” was published in September 2019 on the Mitchell Hamline Law Review’s Amicus Curiae blog.
Peggy worked in private practice for several years at Leonard, Street and Deinard (now Stinson). Her work at the firm focused primarily on environmental and land use law, although she worked on a variety of litigated matters. Part of her practice also involved negotiating on behalf of clients before state and federal administrative agencies. Peggy served on the firm’s Recruiting Committee and co-led the summer associate program one summer.
Peggy’s experience also includes a clerkship with the Honorable Matthew E. Johnson of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
In 2010, Peggy began teaching legal writing at William Mitchell College of Law. Over the past ten years, she has taught primarily in the Legal Writing on-campus program, although she also has experience in the blended learning program.