Kathryn S. Mercer, JD, PhD

Professor of Lawyering Skills
School of Law

Kathryn Mercer teaches LLEAP I and II, the leadership component of Legal Writing, Leadership, Experiential Learning, Advocacy and Professionalism (LLEAP). She also teaches Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation Representation and Special Issues in Family Law: Child Welfare. She is faculty adviser to students in the dual-degree program in law and social work; her PhD is in social welfare. In addition to experience in legal practice, she has worked for the federal and state courts as mediator, arbitrator or family conciliator. Currently, she trains child welfare workers in legal issues.

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Doctor of Philosophy
Social Welfare
Case Western Reserve University
Juris Doctor
Case Western Reserve University
Master in Social Science Administration
Case Western Reserve University
Bachelor of Arts with honors
History, Religion
Duke University