Margaret “Peg” Brinig earned a B.A. from Duke University, a J.D. from Seton Hall University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from George Mason University. She joined the faculty of University of Iowa College of Law as a Visiting Professor in 1998 and joined the faculty as a Professor of Law in 1999. She was the Edward A. Howry Distinguished Professor from 2001 to 2003, and the William G. Hammond Professor of Law from 2003 to 2006. She also served as Associate Dean for Faculty Development from 2004 until 2006. After leaving Iowa Law, she joined the law faculty at Notre Dame Law School. Her work melds her expertise with law and social science in empirical studies of families, social capital, and social welfare legislation. She taught Alternative Dispute Resolution, Contracts, Domestic Relations, Insurance, and Remedies during her time at Iowa.