Marleen Hein-Dunne



Professor Marleen Hein-Dunne teaches English for Lawyers at the Washington College of Law at American University. In addition, she has conducted coaching sessions in Business Communications for MBA students in the School of Business and has taught College Writing courses in the Literature Department and Research Writing to international students at American University. Ms. Hein-Dunne has also taught courses in Professional Writing at Georgetown University and designed and taught a Writing Course for international graduate students in Georgetown University’s Department of Linguistics. Ms. Hein-Dunne has extensive international experience. She taught classes in American Literature and Writing for Master’s Candidates as a lecturer at the University of Bonn, Germany. She also designed and taught an intensive course on English to German lawyers and corporate executives at the Carl Duisberg Foundation, Cologne, Germany. She has taught a summer course in Legal English at law schools in Istanbul, Turkey; St. Petersburg, Russia, Bogota and Cali, Colombia; Santiago, Chile; Kyoto, Japan; and Beijing, China. Ms. Hein-Dunne was awarded the 2015 Washington College of Law Adjunct Teaching Award for Outstanding Pedagogy. She writes short stories and has published her work in literary journals. She received her BA from the University of California, Berkeley, an MA from Columbia University, her TESOL Certificate from Georgetown University and a Diplôme from the University of Nice, France.



Areas of Specialization

  • International Legal Exchange
  • Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research

Degrees & Universities

  • B.A., University of California at Berkeley
  • M.A., Columbia University
  • Diplôme, University of Nice, France
  • TESOL Cert., Georgetown University