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Susan A. McMahon

Professor of Legal Research and Writing

B.A., College of the Holy Cross; J.D., Georgetown

Areas of Expertise:

Legal Research and Writing

After receiving her J.D. from Georgetown Law, Professor McMahon joined the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where she specialized in securities litigation, white...

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After receiving her J.D. from Georgetown Law, Professor McMahon joined the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where she specialized in securities litigation, white collar criminal defense, and intellectual property disputes. She also represented several Guantanamo Bay detainees in their habeas corpus petitions before federal courts. From 2008 to 2009, Professor McMahon was law clerk to the Honorable Richard J. Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Prior to law school, she was an award-winning reporter for The Sun in Lowell, MA.

Recent Scholarship

Books

  • Susan A. McMahon & Sonya G. Bonneau, Legal Writing in Context (Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press 2017).    [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Susan A. McMahon, It Doesn't Pass the Sell Test: Focusing on "The Facts of the Individual Case" in Involuntary Medication Inquiries, 50 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 387-416 (2013).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
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All Scholarship 2013 - Present

Books

  • Susan A. McMahon & Sonya G. Bonneau, Legal Writing in Context (Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press 2017).    [BOOK]

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Susan A. McMahon, It Doesn't Pass the Sell Test: Focusing on "The Facts of the Individual Case" in Involuntary Medication Inquiries, 50 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 387-416 (2013).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law]
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In the News

"US judge deems mentally ill man fit for trial in terror case," coverage by ABC News, April13,2017, referencing a 2013 study by Associate Professor Susan McMahon.

"US judge deems mentally ill man fit for trial in terror case," coverage by WTOP (DC), April 13, 2017,  referencing a 2013 study by Associate Professor Susan McMahon.

"US Court Says Man Can Be Forcibly Medicated in Terror Case," coverage by ABC News, June 1, 2016, mentioning Associate Professor Susan McMahon.

Court Considers Medication in Terror Suspect Case,” coverage by ABC News, May 12, 2016, referencing a 2013 study conducted by Professor Susan McMahon.

"Judge Orders Mentally Ill Man Medicated in Terrorism Case," coverage by ABC News, October 14, 2015, citing to a 2013 report by Professor Susan McMahon. Further coverage is in the News & Observer.

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"US judge deems mentally ill man fit for trial in terror case," coverage by ABC News, April13,2017, referencing a 2013 study by Associate Professor Susan McMahon.

"US judge deems mentally ill man fit for trial in terror case," coverage by WTOP (DC), April 13, 2017,  referencing a 2013 study by Associate Professor Susan McMahon.

"US Court Says Man Can Be Forcibly Medicated in Terror Case," coverage by ABC News, June 1, 2016, mentioning Associate Professor Susan McMahon.

Court Considers Medication in Terror Suspect Case,” coverage by ABC News, May 12, 2016, referencing a 2013 study conducted by Professor Susan McMahon.

"Judge Orders Mentally Ill Man Medicated in Terrorism Case," coverage by ABC News, October 14, 2015, citing to a 2013 report by Professor Susan McMahon. Further coverage is in the News & Observer.

"Judge considers medicating mentally ill man in terror case," coverage in The Daily Nonpareil, September 29, 2015, quoting Associate Professor Susan McMahon.

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