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:

Christopher D. Soper, Cristina D. Lockwood, Bradley Clary & Pamela Lysaght, Successful Legal Analysis and Writing: The Fundamentals (4th ed., West 2017).

Cristina D. Lockwood & Pamela Lysaght, Michigan Legal Research, Third Edition (Carolina Academic Press 2016).

Cristina D. Lockwood, Creating Ambiguity in the Void for Vagueness Doctrine by Avoiding a Vagueness Determination in Review of Federal Laws, 65 Syracuse Law Review 395 (2015).

Cristina D. Lockwood, Adhering to Professional Obligations:  Amending Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.8(e) to Allow for Humanitarian Loans to Existing Clients, 48 U.S.F. L. Rev. 457 (2014).      

Cristina D. Lockwood, Improving Learning in the Law School Classroom by Encouraging Students to Form Communities of Practice, 20 Clinical Law Review 95 (2013).


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