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Coordinator of Skills and Experiential Learning and Assistant Clinical Professor
J.D., Loyola University New Orleans; B.A., Loyola University New Orleans
Professor Cerniglia began her academic career as a Visiting Professor of Skills at Stetson College of Law where she taught Legal Research and Writing I & II, Florida Civil Procedure and Florida Practice. In 2010, she a was a candidate at the AALS Recruitment conference and accepted an offer from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, a school dedicated to preparing students to be “practice ready.” While at John Marshall, she taught Negotiation, Legal Research, Writing and Analysis I and II, Advanced Appellate Advocacy and Transactional Drafting.
She first began her legal career as a paralegal at Jones Walker. Throughout law school, she clerked with the firm Sharp, Henry, Cerniglia, Colvin, Weaver and Hymel. Her practice included maritime personal injury defense cases and some plaintiff's wrongful injury claims. After the storm, she moved to the Tampa Bay/St.Petersburg area and served as a staff attorney for Florida’s Sixth Judicial Circuit. She is licensed in both Florida and Louisiana.
While in law school, Professor Cerniglia was active in Loyola’s Moot Court program and was a finalist in the 1L Moot Court Competition, a team member of the International Environmental and National Moot Court Competitions and recipient of the Clem H. Shert Award. She is excited about the opportunity to return to New Orleans and continue her career in legal education, specifically dedicated to the Carnegie initiatives of integrated experiential skill courses.