Professor of Legal Writing


  • Office: 120 Tremont St.,
  • Suite: 260-H
  • Phone: 617-305-3026
  • Fax: 617-573-8143
  • Email:


  • BS, Northwestern University
  • JD, Boston College

Bar Admittance

  • MA
  • CA


  • Legal Practice Skills
  • Advanced Legal Writing and Drafting
  • Innocence Project Seminar


Prior to joining Suffolk University Law School, Professor Hartung was a Deputy Public Defender in the Alameda County Office of the Public Defender in California for seven years. Her work included supervising misdemeanor law and motion practice as well as representing indigent clients charged with felonies at jury trials. Prior to joining the Public Defender's Office she was a superior court law clerk for the State of Alaska Court System. Professor Hartung serves on the Board of Trustees for the New England Innocence Project, where she is also the Chair of the Community Education and Policy Committee.

Professional Activities

Editor, The Second Draft; Member, Legal Writing Institute; Member, New England Legal Writing Consortium


Book Chapters

Chapter 44, Postconviction Remedies, in MASSACHUSETTS CRIMINAL PRACTICE (Lexis, forthcoming 2012) (co-author)

Chapter 45, Appeals, in MASSACHUSETTS CRIMINAL PRACTICE (Lexis, forthcoming 2012) (co-author)

Terry v. Ohio; New York v. Belton; and Chimel v. California;, in THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES (Paul Finkelman ed., 2006)


Habeas Corpus for the Innocent, 19 PA. J. L. & SOC. CHANGE (forthcoming 2016)

Missing the Forest for the Trees: Federal Habeas Corpus and the Piecemeal Problem in Actual Innocence Cases, 10 :1 STAN. J. C.R. & C.L. (forthcoming 2013)

Legal Education in the Age of Innocence: Integrating Wrongful Conviction Advocacy into the Legal Writing Curriculum, 22 :1 B.U. PUB. INT. L.J. (forthcoming 2013)

The Limits of "Extraordinary Power": A Survey of First-Degree Murder Appeals Under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 278, Section 33E, 16 SUFFOLK J. TRIAL & APP. ADVOC. 1 (2011)

Promoting In-Depth Analysis: A Three-Part Approach to Teaching Analogical Reasoning to Novice Legal Writers, 39 CUMB. L. REV. 685 (2009)

Using Legislative Intent as Reasoning in Legal Analysis, 23 :1 THE SECOND DRAFT 7 (2008)

From the Courtroom to the Classroom: Reflection of a First Year Teacher, 13:2 PERSPECTIVES: TEACHING A LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING 101 (2005)


  • Like Apples to Oranges: Methods of Demystifying Analogical Reasoning, Seventh Annual Rocky Mountain Regional Legal Writing Conference, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada (March 2007) (with Shailini George)

  • Showing v. Telling: Allowing Students to Convince Themselves of the Value of a Legal Writing Paradigm, New England Consortium of Legal Writing Teachers, Boston College Law School (December 2005) (with Audrey Huang)