J.D., Georgia State University (1985), magna cum laude
B.S., Georgia State University (1982)
Jennifer Chiovaro (J.D. ’85), senior principal lecturer, is a member of the Lawyering Foundations Program. She also teaches Advanced Legal Writing and Law and Psychiatry. Chiovaro was a member of the first entering class at Georgia State Law, where she graduated magna cum laude.
Upon graduation from law school, Chiovaro clerked for Judge Ralph Hicks of the Fulton County Superior Court. Following her clerkship, she practiced insurance defense law with Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy, now Bryan Cave, where she litigated medical malpractice and airline liability cases.
Chiovaro’s interest in writing lead her to write for the Fulton County Daily Report before joining the faculty. For 10 years, she served as director of the first-year Research, Writing, and Advocacy Program, during which she advocated for a more robust first-year skills program. With the successful launch of the Lawyering Foundations Program, she stepped down as director.
Along with instructor Margaret Hughes Vath, Chiovaro was awarded a 2014 Teaching Innovation Grant to develop Lawyering: Practice Ready Writing, a third-year skills course.
Chiovaro serves as Moot Court advisor and represents Georgia State Law on the University Senate. She also is an animal rights advocate and is an active volunteer at Atlanta Pet Rescue and Adoption.