Peter Bergenstock

Visiting Assistant Professor

B.A. University at Buffalo          

M.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Journalism (Thesis: “Fair Comment in the Sullivan Era)                    

J.D. University of at Buffalo School of Law

OM 004

Peter Bergenstock has been a writing tutor and instructor at Canisius and other local colleges since 1997, focusing on first-year writing courses and legal writing. He emphasizes the steps involved in creating a polished essay: discussion, brainstorming, thesis, organization, drafting, and revision. He is known as “the voice of Canisius” at graduation ceremonies.


New York State Bar Association President’s Pro Bono Award,
Eighth Judicial District, 2003

Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project
In-House Volunteer Lawyer Award, 2001