Jodi L. Collova

Jodi Collova
Jodi L. Collova leads a faculty of experienced legal writing instructors who teach foreign-trained LL.​M.​ students common law legal analysis and the U.​S.​ style of legal writing. She teaches Fundamentals of U.​S.​ Law (the introductory course for foreign-trained LL.​M.​ students), LL.​M.​ Legal Research and Writing, LL.​M.​ Advanced Legal Writing, and LL.​M.​ Capstone Writing Workshop.
Prior to joining Berkeley Law in 2017, she taught as an adjunct professor and worked as a research librarian at Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, the University of San Francisco School of Law, and Golden Gate University School of Law. She also taught legal writing as a visiting professor to LL.​M.​ students at the East China University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai in the spring of 2017. Prior to transitioning to an academic career, she practiced plaintiff’s-side employment law with a private firm in San Francisco. She is a member of the State Bar of California, the Legal Writing Institute, and the Association of Legal Writing Directors.


J.D., University of Minnesota Law School (2008)
M.L.I.S., San Jose State University (2013)
B.A., Carleton College (2000)