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Katie Wright

Visiting Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills

Full-Time Faculty

School of Law


Email: Katie Wright


Katie Wright is a former prosecutor and criminal justice professor with a passion for improving the justice system.

As a prosecutor, Katie spearheaded the Clinton County Family Law Clinic in conjunction with the Volunteer Lawyers Project. She also obtained a grant through the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood and developed the Clinton County Fatherhood Initiative, which provided mentorship and assistance to noncustodial fathers in the community. Katie eventually served as felony division chief, where she prepared, presented and prosecuted felony cases. She then served as an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Wilmington College where she coached the college’s mock trial team and regularly spoke on issues of empathy and humanity in the justice system.

Katie has taught the Civil Legal Clinic and the Leadership Honors Program legacy course at UD Law. She currently supervises pro bono students as part of UD Law's partnership with the Ohio Governor's Expedited Pardon Project.

A competitive west coast swing dancer, amateur figure skater and certified fitness instructor, Katie also writes and blogs about embracing new endeavors and living a more adventurous life.


J.D., University of Dayton School of Law, 2014

B.A. English, Thomas Edison State College, 2011