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Alison Kehner

Legal Practice Skills Lecturer

Alison Kehner

Alison Donahue Kehner is a Lecturer in Penn's Legal Practice Skills Program.  After graduating first in her class at Villanova Law, Professor Kehner served as a law clerk to Hon. Mary L. Cooper of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (1997-1999), Hon. Continue reading… Alison Donahue Kehner is a Lecturer in Penn's Legal Practice Skills Program.  After graduating first in her class at Villanova Law, Professor Kehner served as a law clerk to Hon. Mary L. Cooper of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (1997-1999), Hon. Morton I. Greenberg of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1999-2000), and Hon. Marjorie O. Rendell, also of the Third Circuit (2000-01). Professor Kehner also worked in private practice as an associate at Dechert LLP.


Most recently, Professor Kehner was an Assistant Professor of Legal Methods at Widener Law School, where she taught all aspects of legal writing, analysis and communication for the past decade. Outside the classroom, Professor Kehner's interest in developing innovative ways to teach professional skills and values to her law students led her to receive one of the inaugural teaching grants from the Association of Legal Writing Directors, and a scholarship grant from ALWD and the Legal Writing Institute. She has co-authored a series of video vignettes to teach professionalism, as well as a scholarly article on the same topic.


Professor Kehner received her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Delaware, and her J.D., summa cum laude from Villanova Law.


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