Nicole Ballenger, Esq.
| Erin E. Rybicki, Esq.Nicole Ballenger, Esq.
Ms. Ballenger graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Elizabethtown College in 1992. She received her certificate in paralegal studies from the Legal Education Institute of Widener University School of Law in 1994.
Ms. Ballenger worked as a paralegal at Doroshow, Pasquale, Krawitz, Siegel and Bhaya from 1994 until 1998 when she attended Widener University School of Law, graduating with her J.D. in 2001.
From 2001 until 2004, Ms. Ballenger practiced in the areas of personal injury, workers compensation, bankruptcy and social security disability. Currently, she is full time faculty and Director of the Legal Education Institute of Widener University School of Law.Erin Elizabeth Rybicki, Esq.
Ms. Rybicki holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a concentration in International Studies from Rowan University and a Master of Education (M.Ed.) from Widener University Graduate School of Education, where she focused her graduate studies on higher education administration, educational foundations and leadership. Further, Ms. Rybicki also possesses the degree of Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Widener University School of Law.
Prior to her career in higher education, Ms. Rybicki worked in family law. Ms. Rybicki is admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey and the United States District Court of New Jersey. Ms. Rybicki has worked exclusively in higher education since 2007, and currently teaches Legal Research and Writing I & II, Contract Law and Ethics. Ms. Rybicki also enjoys teaching legal specialty courses, and has twice received the Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Award. In addition, Ms. Rybicki plans and coordinates numerous continuing education (CLE) and professional development programs which are attended by students, alumni and members of the professional community. Ms. Rybicki is the faculty advisor to the Student Legal Association (SLA) and the LEI Chapter of Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX) National Honor Society, and serves as academic advisor to degree and certificate students.
Ms. Rybicki is the Assistant Director and Full-Time Faculty for LEI.