J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School
Professor Pepper retired from the fulltime faculty as of August 31, 2015. In her 13 years as a professor of legal writing, she taught courses in legal writing and advocacy skills. She created two courses, Fact-Writing and Persuasion in Legal Documents, and Law Through Film, which she teaches as an adjunct professor. She is the founder of Law School Prime LLC, a pre-law school success program.
Before joining the law faculty in 2002, Professor Pepper was a senior associate at the law firm of Winston & Strawn LLP, concentrating in complex civil litigation. While in law school, she was an Associate Editor of the Journal of International Business Law. She co-authored and updated the “Joinder, Consolidation and Severance” chapter of Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts (2d ed. West) and co-authored the annual updates to the Arbitration chapter of the New York Lawyer’s Deskbook and Formbook. Professor Pepper created two CLE programs, “Stop Thinking Like a Lawyer, Start Thinking Like a Judge: Improving Briefs Through Structural and Narrative Techniques,” and “Where Do I Begin? Reasoning and Writing in the Early Years of Practice,” which she presents to law firms and bar associations. Her scholarly publications include The Case for “Thinking Like a Filmmaker”: Using Lars von Trier's Dogville as a Model for Writing a Statement of Facts, Journal of the Legal Writing Institute (Vol. 14 2008).