Lockwood, Cristina D.

Associate Professor of Law


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

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, currently serves on the Curriculum committee, and is the Chair of the Writing Program.


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).


Be Careful What You Wish For: The Challenges Confronting Legal Writing Directors and Professors on Tenure Track; 2012 Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference; Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona; March 2012 (with Prof. Deborah Paruch).

Revisit, Restructure, RESULTS: The Evolution of a Successful Writing-Across-the-Law-School-Curriculum Program, Northwest Regional Legal Writing Conference, August 2009.

Michigan Condominiums and Cooperatives, sponsored by ICLE, March 4 & 17, 1994.


Applied Legal Theory and Analysis (1080)

Torts (1130)

Professional Responsibility (2470)