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Mary Brigid McManamon


B.A., Yale University

J.D., Cornell University


Email: [email protected]

Phone: 302.477.2195


Mary Brigid McManamon is a Professor of Law at Delaware Law School. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University in history. Her Doctor of Law degree was awarded by Cornell University, where she served as a managing editor of the Cornell International Law Journal.

After graduation from law school, Professor McManamon was admitted to practice in Ohio. She worked in Cleveland as an associate in the litigation departments of Thompson, Hine and Flory, from 1980 to 1981, and Weston, Hurd, Fallon, Paisley & Howley, from 1982 to 1984. 

Upon deciding to leave private practice for academia, Professor McManamon taught first at Case Western Reserve University Law School during the 1984-1985 academic year. She joined the Widener faculty in 1985 as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 1989. She received tenure in 1993 and was promoted to full professor in 2003.

In addition, Professor McManamon has been invited to teach at other law schools. In 1989, she was a visiting professor at the University of Florida College of Law. She taught at Washington and Lee University School of Law in 1998. In 2001, she was the Joseph C. Hostetler, Baker & Hostetler Visiting Professor at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law of Cleveland State University.

Professor McManamon’s expertise spans two general areas: civil procedure and constitutional law. As to the former, she teaches the basic course, Civil Procedure, and the advanced course, Conflicts of Law. As to the latter, she teaches the basic course, Constitutional Law I, and the advanced course, Federal Courts. 

Professor McManamon's publications have attracted national attention. Her article, The History of the Civil Procedure Course: A Study in Evolving Pedagogy, was cited on the Civil Procedure listserv as a "must read" and garnered her an invitation to speak at the AALS Annual Meeting in 2000. 

Professor McManamon has spoken at the AALS Conference on Civil Procedure and testified before the United States Senate Governmental Affairs Committee.