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Julia Glencer, J.D.

Assistant Professor
School of Law
Legal Research & Writing

Room 138 School of Law
Phone: 412.396.4633


J.D., Law, The Dickinson School of Law, 1997
B.A., English, Carlow College, 1993


Julia M. Glencer, a native of Pittsburgh, holds a B.A. in English from Carlow College (with a concentration in literature & philosophy) and a J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law. She spent six years as a judicial law clerk, serving the Honorable Joseph F. Weis, Jr. and the Honorable. D. Michael Fisher, both on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and more recently, a judge on the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. Glencer also practiced law for five years with the national law firm of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP, where she concentrated in appellate litigation and governmental affairs. Glencer has co-authored briefs filed before all three Pennsylvania appellate courts and various federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. She teaches first-year Legal Research & Writing, and upper-level courses in Advanced Legal Writing: Writing in Law Practice and Law and Literature. She also teaches the School of Law's judicial externship seminar. Glencer, who enjoys reading and horseback riding, lives in the North Hills of Pittsburgh with her husband and their daughter.