Kathleen S. Morris, Associate Professor of Law

Kathleen S. Morris

Associate Professor of Law


  • BA, Honors English, California State University, Northridge, 1991
  • JD, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 1997
  • MSc, European and International Politics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland (Rotary Scholar), 1993

Professional & Teaching Experience

  • 2006 – Present: Co-founder, Yale Law School San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Project (with Yale Law Professor Heather K. Gerken).
  • 2003 – 2012: Deputy City Attorney, San Francisco City Attorney’s Office
  • 2009 – 2010: Visiting Assistant Professor, Rutgers-Camden Law School
  • 2006 – 2009: Founding Executive Director, Affirmative Litigation Task Force, San Francisco City Attorney’s Office
  • 2008: Visiting Lecturer, Yale Law School
  • 1997 – 1998: Law Clerk, Honorable Sidney R. Thomas, US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Selected Publications

Honors & Awards

  • 2020: Named a Senior Fellow with Justice Catalyst Law, the nonprofit that will be funding her research this coming year!