Assistant Professor of Legal Writing



  • BA, Villanova University
  • JD, Suffolk University

Bar Admittance

  • MA
  • U.S. District (MA)


  •  Advanced Legal Writing 


Dyane O’Leary graduated from Villanova University summa cum laude and earned a J.D. summa cum laude from Suffolk University Law School, where she was Associate Production Editor of Law Review. Upon graduating from law school, Professor O’Leary spent approximately five years as an attorney at WilmerHale, LLP in Boston, where she practiced complex commercial and intellectual property litigation. Additionally, she clerked for the Hon. William E. Smith of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. Prior to joining the Suffolk faculty, Professor O’Leary taught Legal Research and Writing at New England Law | Boston and was an Adjunct Professor in the Legal Skills in Social Context program at Northeastern University School of Law.


Legal “Street” Writing, 29:2 THE SECOND DRAFT (2016).  

Legal Texting, LEGAL WRITING MATTERS BLOG (August 12, 2016).

Let Me Do It Myself: The Value of Self-Critique Training in Academic Support, THE LEARNING CURVE (AALS Section on Academic Support) (Summer 2014). 

Advance Conflict Waivers: Will They Work For You, 54 BOSTON BAR JOURNAL 12 (Summer 2010) (with Mary B. Strother).