Cristina D. Lockwood

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
Legal Research
Professional Responsibility


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


Cristina Lockwood’s scholarship primarily focuses on legal writing and legal research. She was an associate at Ford Marrin Esposito & Witmeyer in New York City where she litigated complex environmental insurance cases and was an associate at Mark F. Makower & Associates, P.C., in Detroit where she gained significant litigation experience involving construction and condominium law, including appellate and trial level practice. 

Professor Lockwood joined the Detroit Mercy Law faculty in 1995 after serving as an adjunct at Detroit Mercy Law for several years.  



    Courses Taught

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

    Torts (Law 1130)

    Professional Responsibility (2470)

    Torts Seminar (Law 4700)

    Professional Responsibility Seminar


    Selected 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).


    Selected Presentations

    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)