Deborah Zalesne is a professor of law at the City University of New York School of Law where she teaches in the areas of contract, corporate, and commercial law. She earned a B.A. degree from Williams College, a J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law, and an LL.M. from Temple Law School, where she was an Honorable Abraham L. Freedman Fellow.

Prior to teaching, she practiced law with a firm in Denver, Colorado, and clerked for Colorado Supreme Court Justice Gregory K. Scott. Her prior scholarship focused on sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and poverty law. She has more recently published extensively on pedagogy, learning theory, and Contracts.

She recently co-wrote a book with David Nadvorney (published by Carolina Academic Press) entitled, “Teaching To Every Student: Explicitly Integrating Skills and Theory into the Contracts Class.” She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Legal Education, and in the coming year she will become a member of the author team for the fifth edition of the casebook “Contracting Law,” also published by Carolina Academic Press.

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