Margaret A. Cernak graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in English literature, with high honors and distinction, in 1986. She earned her JD, cum laude, from Michigan Law in 1989. Since graduating from the Law School, she has practiced in the areas of commercial, tort, and insurance coverage litigation with firms in southeastern Michigan. In addition to working in private practice, Prof. Cernak served as a clinical assistant professor in Michigan Law's Legal Practice Program for two years. She periodically returns to the Law School as an adjunct professor for the Legal Practice Program. Prof. Cernak is a member of the State Bar of Michigan.