Jodi L. Collova leads a faculty of experienced legal writing instructors who teach LL.M. students common law legal analysis and the U.S. style of legal writing. During the academic year, she teaches Legal Research and Writing for LL.M. Students and Advanced Legal Writing for LL.M. Students. In the LL.M. Professional Track, she teaches Fundamentals of U.S. Law, the introductory course for foreign-trained LL.M. students.
Prior to joining Berkeley Law in 2017, she taught legal research and writing courses 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. Prior to transitioning to an academic career, Jodi practiced plaintiff’s-side employment law with a private firm in San Francisco. She is a member of the State Bar of California and the Legal Writing Institute.
J.D., University of Minnesota Law School (2008)
M.L.I.S., San Jose State University (2013)
B.A., Carleton College (2000)