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Katie Wright

Adjunct Professor of Law


School of Law


Email: Katie Wright


Katie Wright is a criminal justice professor and former prosecutor with a passion for improving the justice system. A proud alum of UDSL’s two-year J.D. program, Katie joined the Clinton County Prosecutor’s Office in her hometown of Wilmington, Ohio in 2015.

As a prosecutor, Katie spearheaded the Clinton County Family Law Clinic in conjunction with the Volunteer Lawyers Project. The clinic was staffed with local volunteer attorneys and provided free legal help to indigent individuals in the community. Katie also obtained a grant through the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood and developed the Clinton County Fatherhood Initiative, which provides mentorship and assistance to noncustodial fathers in the community. Both projects have received statewide and national recognition in the child support community.

Katie was eventually promoted to felony division chief, where she prepared, presented and prosecuted felony cases until leaving the prosecutor’s office in 2018. Katie currently serves as Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Wilmington College.

An avid ballroom dancer and competitive West Coast Swing dancer, Katie also maintains a blog where she writes about living a more adventurous life.

Katie teaches the Civil Legal Clinic, where she supervises law students in real-world cases and assists in developing students’ lawyering skills.


J.D., University of Dayton School of Law, 2014
B.A. English, Thomas Edison State College, 2011