Margaret (Meg) Reuter

Associate Clinical Professor and Director of Field Placement Programs Cardozo Suite, 2-207
Phone: 816-235-6103 Website: Publications/Research
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Biography

Margaret (“Meg”) Reuter has nearly twenty years of experience in law school curriculum design, professional development, and experiential education. She is a cum laude graduate of New York University School of Law, was elected to its Order of the Coif, and was articles editor of New York University Law Review. She holds a B.A. from Douglass College, Rutgers University.

Most recently, Reuter taught introductory and advanced seminars in Brooklyn Law School’s Civil Practice Externship Clinical Program. She served as visiting professor at Indiana University-Maurer Law School to teach its signature first year course, The Legal Profession and is a member of the research faculty at Maurer’s Center on the Global Legal Profession. During her tenure as assistant dean at New York Law School’s Office of Professional Development and as director of its Office of Academic Affairs, she focused on law school curriculum design, professional development, externship teaching, and student advising.

Her research focuses on the relationship between experiential coursework and its value to law graduates’ transition to practice, especially during their early careers. Her current research is an empirical analysis of attorney-supervisor evaluations of students to examine the nature of extern work assignments (e.g., variety, complexity, and levels of responsibility). She expects to cross analyze how the nature of extern work is impacted by characteristics of the placement offices and of the students.    

Previously, Reuter was an associate in the litigation practice group of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP in New York, served as Special Counsel for New York City’s Department of Transportation, and clerked for Justice Stewart Pollock of the New Jersey Supreme Court. 

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Areas of expertise

experiential education, law school curriculum, professional development, externships