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Daniel Ritter

Adjunct Professor

Professor Ritter has been teaching legal writing and analysis at Washington University Law School since 2018. He is also a law clerk for Chief Judge Nancy J. Rosenstengel of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

Before clerking, Professor Ritter counseled businesses and organizations on industry matters of all types. His experience in product liability, employment, insurance coverage, and commercial litigation allows him to bring practical experience to students.

Outside the St. Louis legal community, Professor Ritter serves as Director of the Federal Bar Association’s Thurgood Marshall Memorial Moot Court Competition, one of the country’s premier moot court competitions. Professor Ritter has also served in numerous leadership positions within the Federal Bar Association.

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  • Education
    • Washington University School of Law, J.D., 2016
    • Truman State University, B.S., Political Science, 2012
  • Courses
    • Introduction to U.S. Law & Methods I & II
  • Publications
    • “Limiting Personal Jurisdiction: The Impact of Tyrell, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Aspen American,” Illinois Bar Journal, February 2018
    • “The Framing Effect: Is the Structure of Your Legal Department Pushing You to Gamble on Litigation?,” DRI In-House Defense Quarterly, Summer 2017
  • Activity and Affiliations
    • Federal Bar Association
      • Director of the Thurgood Marshall Memorial Moot Court Competition;
      • Younger Lawyers Division Chair-Elect;
    • Missouri Bar, since 2016
    • Illinois Bar, since 2017