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Vettorello, Nancy E.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Law
Legal Practice Program

912 Legal Research
Nancy E. Vettorello is a clinical assistant professor in the Legal Practice Program. In 2013, she received the Law School's L. Hart Wright Award for Excellence in Teaching. Prof. Vettorello earned a BA, magna cum laude, from James Madison College at Michigan State University; an MUP (master in urban planning), magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan; and a JD, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from Michigan Law School. Prof. Vettorello was elected to Phi Beta Kappa at MSU and was a Founder's Fellow and Jorge Perez Fellow (both for academic excellence) while earning her master's degree, then served as contributing editor for the Michigan Journal of Law Reform while earning her law degree. After graduating from law school, she served as a judicial clerk for the Hon. Betty B. Fletcher, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. She practiced law as an associate in the health care department of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone in Ann Arbor, and has served as a reference librarian with the University of Michigan Law Library. She is a member of both the Michigan Bar and the American Bar associations.


​Presented "Resurrecting (and Modernizing) the Research Treasure Hunt" at the Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference, Philadelphia, June 2014. ​

Presented "Check It Out: The Theory and Practice of Using Checklists in the Legal Writing Curriculum from 1L to 3L and Beyond" at the Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference, in collaboration with Timothy Pinto (University of Michigan Law School), Kathleen Elliott Vinson (Suffolk University Law School), and Jennifer Romig (Emory Law School), Palm Desert, California, 2012.

Serves on the New Member Outreach Committee of the Legal Writing Institute.

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