Catherine Wasson, associate professor of law and director of legal method & communication
Catherine Wasson comes to Elon after working at Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, Pa., as an associate professor and director of the Legal Methods Program. As director, Wasson overhauled and expanded a program covering skills such as legal reasoning, writing, research and advocacy. Her teaching expertise is in legal writing and analysis, oral advocacy, torts and family law.
Prior to Widener, Wasson worked as a staff attorney for the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals, monitoring legislation and rules affecting workers’ compensation law and practice. She recently co-authored the 3rd edition of “A Practical Guide to Legal Writing & Legal Method.”
Wasson earned her law degree in 1988 from William Mitchell College of Law. She graduated from Kent State University with a bachelor’s degree in English/theater arts and a master’s degree in speech/theater arts.