Elizabeth L. Lippy
Assistant Director, Trial Advocacy Program
Office: Room C110
Elizabeth Lippy began as the Assistant Director of the Trial Advocacy Program in 2010. Originally from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area, she comes from her own private practice from the law firm of Fairlie & Lippy, P.C. where she focused her practice on Criminal Defense and Civil Litigation. Ms. Lippy has successfully tried numerous cases before a Judge and Jury. Beyond her private practice, Ms. Lippy was an Adjunct Professor with Temple's James E. Beasley School of Law in the Trial Advocacy Program and a guest lecturer for the LL.M. in Advocacy at Temple prior to joining AUWCL. Ms. Lippy has recently been awarded the Edward D. Ohlbaum Professionalism Award which is awarded annually by the Stetson University College of Law to an individual whose life and practice display sterling character and unquestioned integrity, coupled with ongoing dedication to the highest standards of the legal profession. Ms. Lippy has been recognized for her legal skills by being named a Super Lawyer by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers annually since 2010. She has been named one of Pennsylvania’s 10 Best Female Attorneys by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys and one of Pennsylvania’s Top 40 Trial Lawyers under 40.
Professor Lippy teaches many different courses, including Criminal and Civil Trial Advocacy, Evidentiary Foundations and Objections, Plea Bargaining, Litigating in a High Tech Courtroom and Scientific Evidence and Expert Testimony. Beyond those courses, she works tirelessly with many of American University Washington College of Law mock trial teams. Professor Lippy is also an instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) and has published a case file through NITA entitled Evans v. Washington State which emphasizes and focuses on the use of digital evidence in the courtroom.