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Mary Ellen Maatman


B.A., Swarthmore College

J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School 


Email: [email protected]

Phone: 302.477.2198


Mary Ellen Maatman is aProfessor of Law at Delaware Law School. Professor Maatman received a B.A. from Swarthmore College in 1981, and a J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1985, where she served as a Comment Editor with the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. 

Following graduation from law school, Professor Maatman clerked for Judge Marvin Katz, a United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, from 1985-86. She was an Associate (Litigation) at Ballard, Spahr, Andrews & Ingersoll, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from 1986-90. 

Professor Maatman joined the faculty at Widener in 1990 as a Legal Methods professor, and served in that capacity from 1990-93. She then served as Assistant Professor of Law from 1993-96, as an Associate Professor of Law from 1996 through 2015, and now as a Professor.

Professor Maatman is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, and teaches and writes in the areas of Employment Discrimination, Legal Methods, Law and Literature, Academic Success, and Torts. 

Professor Maatman has been active in a number of professional and civic organizations, including the Legal Writing Institute and the Association of Legal Writing Directors.

What inspires me to teach?

I like watching students blossom as they hone their minds, learn how to “think like lawyers,” and discover their capabilities are greater than they imagined.

Why do lawyers matter?

Lawyers give their clients a voice in the legal system, literally enabling them to be heard.