Adjunct Professor of Law
Legal Methods Department
Susan Sullivan joined the faculty as an Adjunct Professor of Law in the Legal Methods Department at Widener's Delaware campus in 2008. Professor Sullivan earned her B.A. (English Literature) from Exeter University, England and her M.S. (International Business) from Saint Mary’s College, California.
She received her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey, (Order of the Coif). While at Rutgers Ms. Sullivan was awarded first place in the Intermural Law School Moot Court Competition, served as Associate Editor for the Rutgers Computer Law Journal, served on the Faculty Appointments Committee, and was awarded the 1990 Trial Advocacy Award. In her third year she was a Teaching Assistant (Torts).
Following graduation from law school, Ms. Sullivan clerked for Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr., then of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, now Justice, US Supreme Court.
Ms. Sullivan has practiced law in New York (Cravath Swaine & Moore) and California (Coblentz, Cahen McCabe & Breyer). Her practice areas include all aspects of commercial litigation, white collar criminal defense, employment litigation, intellectual property, antitrust, real estate transactions, breach of contract, class actions, construction defect litigation and unfair business practices. Her practice has included trial and appellate matters in state and federal court. Her practice has also included complex negotiations, mediations, and arbitrations.
Prior to joining Widener, Professor Sullivan taught Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy at San Francisco Law School where she directed the Moot Court program.
Ms. Sullivan was a member of the Executive Leadership Committee of Planned Parenthood, San Francisco. She currently serves as a School Board Liaison (Merion Elementary and Bala Cynwyd Middle School) in Lower Merion Township. She is also the President and Co-founder of The Pillows Project.