Nancy A. Costello
Associate Clinical Professor of Law
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 230C
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
J.D. University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, 1999; B.A. Michigan State University, 1981
Professor Costello teaches Research, Writing and Advocacy from an Intellectual Property Law Perspective and has also taught Copyright Law, Intellectual Property in the Internet Age, and Media Law at MSU College of Law. Before joining the law school she practiced in the area of commercial litigation, defamation law, ebusiness law and collections litigation for the law firm of Dickinson Wright PLLC in Detroit. She received her bachelor's degree in journalism from Michigan State University, and earned her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law where she served as an editor of the Law Review and president of the Women's Law Caucus.
Before becoming an attorney, Professor Costello worked for 15 years as a journalist writing for the Detroit Free Press, the Associated Press, the Harvard University News Office, and news organizations in Seattle, Massachusetts, Ohio and New Hampshire. As a newspaper reporter she covered the Michigan state Legislature, former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer, Dr. Jack Kevorkian's assisted suicides, the assimilation of Southeast Asian refugees, 'Northern Exposure' doctors in the Alaskan outback, and the advent of Gorbachev's 'Perestroika' in the former Soviet Union.