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Katherine A. Macfarlane

Teaching Fellow and Assistant Professor of Professional Practice

Brief Biography

Professor Katherine Macfarlane received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Northwestern University, and her J.D., cum laude, from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.  During law school, she served as Chief Articles Editor of the Loyola Law Review and received a Dean's Service Award for her community service.  Professor Macfarlane clerked for the Honorable Frederick J. Martone of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, and for the Honorable Arthur Alarcón of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  Thereafter, Professor Macfarlane practiced commercial litigation with Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.  While an associate at Quinn Emanuel, she was awarded a Certificate of Recognition from the Central District of California's Pro Bono Panel.  Immediately preceding her appointment at LSU Law, Professor Macfarlane was an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the New York City Law Department's Special Federal Litigation Division.  

Her scholarship focuses on federal civil procedure and the manner in which procedure is manipulated to effect substantive outcomes in matters involving unsympathetic or unrepresented plaintiffs. 

Professor Macfarlane is admitted to practice in New York and California and is fluent in Spanish and Italian.


B.A., Northwestern University, magna cum laude
J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, cum laude

Contact Info

Office: W324
Phone: 225/578-7574

Additional Info

Paul M. Hebert Law Center   |    1 E. Campus Dr.   |    Louisiana State University   |    Baton Rouge, LA 70803   |   225/578-5292