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Mary Algero

Associate Dean of Faculty Development and Academic Affairs, Philip and Eugenie Brooks Distinguished Professor of Law, and Warren E. Mouledoux Distinguished Professor of Law


J.D., Loyola University New Orleans, 1989

B.A., University of New Orleans (with distinction), 1986


  • College of Law
  • Law


Professor Algero is the Associate Dean of Faculty Development and Academic Affairs and Warren E. Mouledoux Distinguished Professor of Law. She directs the Legal Research and Writing Program and co-directs the Westerfield Fellows Program. She is the author of Louisiana Legal Research and co-author of Federal Legal Research, both books published by Carolina Academic Press. She has published articles on issues of federal civil procedure and jurisdiction, the Louisiana civil law system, and the contracts clause and frequently presents on her scholarship and on teaching at professional conferences. She is a former president of the Association of Legal Writing Directors and has served on the editorial board of Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute She teaches courses primarily focused on civil procedure, federal courts, legal research and writing, and ethics. She has also taught comparative judicial process at the University of Vienna as part of the Loyola study abroad program. Prior to joining the faculty of the Loyola New Orleans College of Law, she practiced law with the New Orleans law firms of McGlinchey, Stafford, Mintz, Cellini & Lang and Pulaski, Gieger & Laborde, primarily in the areas of aviation, admiralty, and products liability. In law school she served as the editor in chief of the Loyola Law Review.

Classes Taught

  • Civil Procedure I and II
  • Advanced Civil Procedure Seminar
  • Legal Profession
  • Legal Research & Writing
  • Advanced Legal Writing
  • Moot Court
  • Law & Poverty
  • Courts in a Federal System

Areas of Expertise

Legal research, legal writing, civil procedure, and legal ethics.