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Doretta McGinnis

Doretta McGinnis

Lecturer In Law

Doretta McGinnis is a legal educator and consultant with expertise in legal writing, employment law, bar exam preparation, and college and law school admissions.

After practicing labor and employment law at a major Philadelphia law firm, Doretta joined the faculty of Widener University Delaware Law School, where she was the associate director of the legal methods program. She developed the curriculum for an upper-level legal writing course and taught courses in legal research and writing, employment discrimination, labor law, and bar exam preparation. Since leaving the Delaware Law faculty, Doretta has developed on online evidence course for the LL.M. program at the University of Dayton and tutored numerous law students and bar students. In 2013 she and a partner co-founded an educational consulting practice focused on college and law school admissions. She mentors low-income, first-generation college applicants through Strive for College.


  • JDUniversity of Pennsylvania1991
  • ABHarvard University1985