Kathryn Thompson serves as Director of Academic Success at RWU Law. Before assuming this position, 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.
LAW.646Legal Practice IIIClick to Open
This course is designed to provide in-depth instruction in legal writing and analysis, and to help prepare students for legal practice. Students will complete a series of in-class and take-home exercises and will receive feedback on their writing throughout the semester. In addition, students will meet individually with their professor to discuss assignments, and to enhance their writing and analytical skills.