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Cristina D.  Lockwood

Associate Professor of Law

Lockwood, Cristina D.
Contact Info:
Campus: Riverfront Campus
Building: Dowling Hall
Room: 225
Phone: (313) 596-0217
Lockwood, Cristina D.
Areas of Expertise:
Legal Writing and Research
Professional Responsibility and Torts


  • J.D. Wayne State University '91
  • B.A. University of Michigan '88


Cristina Lockwood received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her Juris Doctor from Wayne State University, where she served on the editorial board of the Wayne State University Law Review. After graduation, she was an associate for a New York firm specializing in corporate transactions.

Upon returning to Michigan, she worked for a real estate transaction firm and joined the Detroit Mercy Law faculty as an adjunct. In 1995, she joined the faculty full time to teach in the innovative Applied Legal Theory and Analysis program. In addition, she teaches Professional Responsibility and Torts.

Recent Publications:

Pamela Lysaght & Cristina D. Lockwood, MICHIGAN LEGAL RESEARCH (2d ed. Carolina Associate Press, forthcoming 2011)

Cristina D. Lockwood, Defining Indefiniteness: Suggested Revisions to the Void for Vagueness Doctrine, 8 CARDOZO PUB. L. POLICY & ETHICS J. 255 (2010).

Pamela Lysaght & Cristina D. Lockwood, Writing-Across-The-Law-School-Curriculum, Theoretical Justifications, Curricular Implications, 2 J. OF THE ASS'N OF LEGAL WRITING DIRECTORS 73 (2004).

Pamela Lysaght, Byron Cooper, Cristina Lockwood, Denise Hudson & Ann Stirling, Integrating Theory with Practice at University of Detroit Mercy, 77 MICH. BAR J. 684 (1998).

Cristina L. Douglas, Comment, Hazardous Waste Export:  Recommendations for United States Legislation to Ratify the Basil Convention, 38 WAYNE LAW REVIEW 289 (1992).


Incorporating (More) Law Skills into the Legal Research and Writing Curriculum, Carolinas Colloquium, May 2017 (panelist- discussed incorporating ethics).

Writing to Learn: Using Writing to Promote Deep Learning, SEALS 2016 Annual Meeting, August 2016 (panelist)

Courses Taught:

Applied Legal Theory and Analysis I & II (Law 1080)

Torts (Law 1130)

Professional Responsibility (2470)

Torts Seminar (Law 4700)

Professional Responsibility Seminar

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