J.D., Georgia State University (1985), magna cum laude
B.S., Georgia State University (1982)
Jennifer Chiovaro, principal senior lecturer, is a member of the Lawyering Foundations Program. She also teaches Lawyering: Practice-Ready Writing. 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 Professor Margaret Hughes Vath, Chiovaro was awarded a 2014 Teaching Innovation Grant to develop Lawyering: Practice-Ready Writing, a third-year skills course. She also received the David J. Maleski Award for Teaching Excellence for her innovation in teaching Practice-Ready Writing.
Chiovaro represents Georgia State Law on the University Senate. She also is an animal rights advocate and is an active volunteer at Best Friends Atlanta.