Catherine Ross Dunham, professor of law
(336) 279-9241, cdunham@elon.edu

Associate Professor of Law Catherine DunhamCatherine Ross Dunham serves as Professor of Law at the Elon University School of Law.  Prior to joining the faculty at Elon, Professor Dunham compiled and analyzed research exploring social psychology and legal education at the University of Virginia School of Law. In addition to authoring publications in the area of legal education, Professor Dunham's scholarly publications include works examining aspects of procedural law and gender equity. At Elon, Professor Dunham teaches Civil Procedure, Complex Civil Litigation, Pre-trial Litigation, Trial Practice and other courses in the Trial Practice Program. Professor Dunham also serves on the faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and teaches in regional and national advocacy programs. Professor Dunham previously served as director of the Legal Research and Writing Program and assistant professor of law at the Campbell University School of Law. She also served as a law clerk to Judge Sidney S. Eagles Jr., at the North Carolina Court of Appeals before practicing law, representing clients in trial and appellate litigation in both state and federal courts. In 2003, Professor Dunham received the American Bar Association's E. Smythe Gambrell Award for teaching professionalism. Professor Dunham also served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Elon Law from 2008 to 2013.

Professor Dunham has a bachelor's and a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a juris doctor from the Campbell University School of Law, and a master of laws degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.  

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