Wiley Rutledge Intramural Moot Court - Faculty Advisors

Bill Dorothy

Professor of Practice Bill Dorothy has extensive experience as a trial lawyer and litigator and is an expert in legal ethics and professional practice. He recently served as a Special Pretrial Master for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois to address two attorneys’ highly contentious series of discovery disputes. In addition to his teaching, he co-advises the Wiley Rutledge Moot Court Team and established an introductory program in ethics for incoming law students during Orientation. He also has served as chairperson for Washington University’s Judicial Board. Before joining the faculty, he practiced law in Missouri and Illinois as a senior trial counsel for The St. Paul Companies, a partner with Wirth & Dorothy, and an associate with Thompson & Mitchell (now Thompson Coburn LLP), focusing on product liability, white collar crime, and complex commercial litigation. In addition to trying a variety of cases to verdict, Professor Dorothy acted as lead defendant discovery counsel for a series of multidistrict litigation cases and was on the defense team for several national class action lawsuits. 

Jo Ellen Lewis

Professor of Practice Jo Ellen D. Lewis specializes in legal analysis and writing, professional practice, advanced legal writing, and real estate law. In addition to her teaching, she is the director of the Legal Practice Program and co-advises the Wiley Rutledge Moot Court Team. Professor Lewis has taught and presented in Japan, South Korea, Portugal, and China, including at Fudan University School of Law under a Fulbright Senior Scholar Grant. She continues to serve as a Fulbright Senior Scholar and regularly presents on issues related to legal writing and practice at national and international conferences. A member of the Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Missouri Bars, Professor Lewis maintains a small private practice focusing on real estate law. Before joining the law school, she worked at two Washington, D.C. law firms practicing real estate law.