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Faculty and Administration Profiles

Melissa A. Hale

Title/s:  Director of Academic Success and Bar Programs

Office #:  Corboy 1026

Phone: 312.915.7605

E-mail:

About

Prior to joining Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Professor Hale (Gill) served as a member of the faculty at the University of District of Columbia’s David A. Clarke School of Law, and the University of Massachusetts School of Law, Dartmouth.  She focuses her teaching and research on the best techniques to prepare students for law school and the bar exam.

Professor Hale has served as vice president of LawTutors, LLC, where she provided individual and group bar exam tutoring, trained other instructors, and created and edited bar preparation materials, including Aspen Publisher’s What Not to Write series, and Blond's Multistate Bar Exam. She has also served as an instructor for Emanuel Bar Review and Themis Bar Review. Before becoming a teacher, she worked in private practice in Massachusetts, specializing in small businesses and workers’ compensation.  

Degrees

BS, Central Michigan University
JD, New England Law

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • Melissa A. Gill, Tania N. Shah What Not To Write: California, Aspen Legal Publishers (2010)
  • Melissa A. Gill, Tania N. Shah What Not To Write: New York, Aspen Legal Publishers (2009)
  • Melissa A. Gill, Tania N. Shah What Not To Write: Massachusetts, Aspen Legal Publishers (2008)
  • Neil Blond, updated and edited for by Tania N. Shah and Melissa A. Gill, “Multistate Bar Examination Book,” Aspen Legal Publishers (2009)

Conference and Other Presentations

  • Tracking for the MBE: How to Help Students Identify Problem Areas and Improve (May 2016), Association of Academic Support Educators Annual Conference
  • It’s All About Professionalism… Infusing Professionalism into Academic Support for Success in Practice, With Rebecca Flanagan (May 2017), Association of Academic Support Educators Annual Conference
  • Early Intervention: Goals, Success and Obstacles (May 2018), Association of Academic Support Educators Annual Conference
  • The Middle Child Problem: 2nd years, how do we support them, how do we motivate them? (October 2018), with Megan Kresenski, Midwestern Academic Success and Bar Preparation Conference
  • The Middle Child Problem: How to Engage 2nd Year Students with Active Learning (May 2019), with Megan Kresenski, Association of Academic Support Educators Annual Conference
  • Putting First Gen First: Supporting First Generation Law Students through Academic Success (October 2019) with Melissa Berry, Association of Academic Support Educators Biennial Diversity Conference

Professional Licenses and Memberships

  • Admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, 2006, currently active
  • Association of Academic Support Educators