Assistant Professor of Legal Reasoning, Research and Writing
Professor Van Neste joined the BC Law faculty in 2017. From 2014-2017, she served on the faculty at Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology, where she served as the Director of Experiential Learning and supervised the upper-level legal research and writing program.
Prior to joining academia full time, Professor Van Neste worked in the Chicago office of Grant Thornton LLP, a national public accounting firm. As a senior counsel at Grant Thornton, she managed complex securities and accounting litigation, oversaw the firm's response to regulatory investigations and subpoenas, negotiated professional service and vendor agreements, and counseled firm professionals on risk management issues. During this time, she also served as an adjunct professor of legal writing at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, she was an associate in the litigation department at Winston & Strawn LLP.
Professor Van Neste received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. During law school, she served as a law fellow in the first-year legal writing program and a senior writing fellow in the law school's Writing Center. She has had additional education experience as a high school classroom teacher and in the nonprofit sector. Professor Van Neste earned a BA in Policy Studies from Syracuse University and a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.