Marilyn J. Berger Esq.

Seattle University School of Law
Berger, Marilyn J.

Marilyn J. Berger is a Professor of Law, Director of the Trial Advocacy program, and founder of the Films for Justice Institute at the Seattle University School of Law. Ms. Berger is also the executive producer, director, and writer of two film documentaries: Out of the Ashes: 9/11 and Lessons from Woburn. 

She is the co-author, with Ronald H. Clark, of four advocacy textbooks: Trial Advocacy: Planning, Analysis and Strategy; Pretrial Advocacy: Planning, Analysis and Strategy; Trial Advocacy: Assignments and Case Files; and Evidence: Skills, Strategies, and Assignments for Pretrial and Trial. She lectures and writes in the areas of gender, film and the law, and advocacy, exploring issues about the relationship of storytelling and its intersection with law. 

Professor Berger has been a visiting professor of law at South Bank Polytechnic, London, and at Kyoto University, Japan, and a scholar-in-residence at the University of London and Washington University in St. Louis. 

She earned her B.S. from Cornell University and a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. 


Professor Berger is co-author of Bloomberg BNA Litigation Practice Portfolio Series No. 601, Opening Statement and Closing Argument.