Mary Brigid McManamon
Professor of Law

B.A., Yale University
J.D., Cornell University 

Phone: 302.477.2195

Mary Brigid McManamon is a Professor of Law at Widener's Delaware campus. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1976 from Yale University and her Doctor of Law degree in 1980 from Cornell University, where she served as a managing editor of the Cornell International Law Journal.

After graduation from law school, Professor McManamon was admitted to practice in Ohio and worked in Cleveland as an associate in the litigation departments of Thompson, Hine and Flory, from 1980 to 1981, and Weston, Hurd, Fallon, Paisley & Howley, from 1982 to 1984.

After leaving private practice, she taught first at Case Western Reserve University Law School during the 1984-1985 academic year. Professor McManamon joined the Widener faculty in 1985 as an assistant professor of law and was promoted to associate professor in 1989. She has also taught as a visitor at the University of Florida College of Law and Washington and Lee University School of Law.

Professor McManamon was the Joseph C. Hostetler, Baker & Hostetler Visiting Professor at the Cleveland, Marshall College of Law of Cleveland State University for spring semester 2001. Professor McManamon teaches and writes in the areas of civil procedure, complex litigation, conflict of laws, and federal courts.

Professor McManamon's publications have attracted national attention. Her article, The History of the Civil Procedure Course: A Study in Evolving Pedagogy, was cited on the Civil Procedure listserv as a "must read" and garnered her an invitation to speak at the AALS Annual Meeting in 2000.

Professor McManamon has spoken at the AALS Conference on Civil Procedure and testified before the United States Senate Governmental Affairs Committee.

Selected Recent Publications
  • The History of the Civil Procedure Course: A Study in Evolving Pedagogy, 30 Ariz. St. L.J. 397 (1998).
  • Book Review, Challenging the Hart and Wechsler Paradigm, 27 Conn. L. Rev. 833 (1995) (reviewing Louise Weinberg, Federal Courts: Cases and Comments on Judicial Power (1994)).
  • et al., 2000, 2001, 2002 Supplement: Materials for a Basic Course in Civil Procedure (Foundation Press Supp. 2000B).
  • Vanderbilt, Arthur T., in The Oxford Companion to American Law 817 (Kermit L. Hall et al. eds., Oxford Univ. Press 2002).