|Associate Professor of Academic Support
| S H O R T B I O G R A P H Y
Janet W. Fisher joined the Academic Support Program staff in 2004. She graduated cum laude from Suffolk University Law School where she was a staff member of the Suffolk University Law Review and authored two case comments. She received her B.A. in English cum laude from Fontbonne College.
Before joining Suffolk University Law School, Ms. Fisher was a tenured associate professor at Anna Maria College where she taught a variety of law-related courses as well as courses in critical thinking and writing and leadership. While at Anna Maria College, Ms. Fisher also served terms as division chair, associate dean for academic affairs and chair of the faculty assembly. She was a 2003 PACT (Partnership for Academic Programs in College Teaching) Fellow at the University of New Hampshire and has taught in the Certificate in College Teaching Program sponsored by The Colleges of the Worcester Consortium, Inc. Prior to joining Anna Maria College, Ms. Fisher practiced both civil and criminal law in Worcester, Massachusetts, during which time she argued before both the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the Supreme Judicial Court.
Ms. Fisher is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and in the federal District of Massachusetts.
BA, Fontbonne College; JD, Suffolk University
MA; U.S.D.C. MA
Academic Support Program
Sean Beilock's Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting It Right When You Have To, 19 THE LAW TEACHER 23 (2011) (book review)
| S E L E C T E D P U B L I C A T I O N S
Putting Students at the Center of Legal Education: How an Emphasis on Outcome Measures in the ABA Standards for Approval of Law Schools Might Transform the Educational Experience of Law Students, 35 S. ILL. U. L.J. 225 (2011)
Multiple-Choice: Choosing the Best Options for More Effective and Less Frustrating Law School Testing, 37 CAP. U.L. REV. 119 (2008)
Change of Perspective: Reflections of a First Year Academic Support Professor, THE LAW TEACHER 6 (2005)
The Role of Learning Outcomes in Academic Support Teaching, Spring 2006 THE LEARNING CURVE (AALS ACADEMIC SUPPORT NEWSLETTER) 6 (2006)
Learning from The Skillful Teacher, Fall 2006 THE LEARNING CURVE (AALS SECTION ON ACADEMIC SUPPORT) 8 (2006)
| C O N T A C T I N F O
Prof. Janet Fisher
Suffolk University Law School
120 Tremont Street
, Suite 310-C
Boston, MA 02108-4977