Deone Merkel
Instructor of Communication Arts
563.588.7174 |deone.merkel@loras.edu
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Loras College, 2015
B.A., University of North Dakota, 1994
B.S., Moorhead State University, 1996
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, 2004


Deone Merkel received her Juris Doctorate from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota and undergraduate degrees from the University of North Dakota and Minnesota State University – Moorhead.  A life-long learner, she traded the courtroom for the classroom in 2008.  She remains involved in the legal community as the Director of Pre-Law Programming at Loras and Pre-Law Advisor.  She teaches a variety of courses within the division of Communication and Fine Art and particularly enjoys working with first-year students as they become acclimated to Loras.  An interest in peaceful solutions to contentious problems led her to post-graduate training in Mediation.  She now teaches those skills to Loras students through the undergraduate section of the International Alternative Dispute Resolution Association.  She serves as the coach of the Loras Mock Trial program, and assists with Loras’ undergraduate Moot Court team.

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