Faculty News

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    The RI Urban Debate Leagues partners with RWU Law alumni and students, state judges and lawyers to prepare urban high school students for success in law.


Kathryn Thompson

Kathryn Thompson
Director of Academic Success Program

J.D., Suffolk University
B.S., Suffolk University

Contact:
401-254-4568

Kathryn Thompson serves as Director of Academic Success at RWU Law.  Before assuming this positin, she served at RWU Law as a legal writing professor teaching first year students.  She has also served as a clerk for the Honorable Joseph R. Nolan of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.  Additionally, she clerked for the Honorable Edward F. Harrington from the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, researching, drafting, and presenting advisory memoranda, advising the judge on evidentiary questions during trial, and reviewing and researching criminal and civil motions.  She also served as a Note Editor for Suffolk University Law Review.

Professor Thompson brings an extensive teaching background to RWU.  She previously held legal writing positions at Franklin Pierce Law Center, Suffolk University, and New England School of Law.  Her diverse writing background included positions at a Massachusetts newspaper and a free-lance editor of legal articles.