Kate E. Nicholson


BA magna cum laude, University of Pittsburgh
JD, Harvard Law School


Ms. Nicholson received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2008. As a law student, she interned at the Harvard Law School Immigration & Refugee Clinic at Greater Boston Legal Services. She also interned at the Center for Positive Care in Sibasa, South Africa. After graduating, she worked for Parker & Associates in Winchester, Massachusetts, specializing in bankruptcy work. In February 2015, she formed her own firm, Nicholson Shepard, in Cambridge, where she continues to work in bankruptcy law. She also works as a consultant with the Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic. Ms. Nicholson received her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh. This will be her third year teaching on the Program.


2 credits

This two-credit Legal Research and Writing seminar is required for LL.M. students in the American Law program and optional for students in the LL.M. programs in Banking and Financial Law and Taxation. It is specifically designed to introduce foreign lawyers to the basic principles of American legal writing. In small class settings and individual conferences, students receive guidance on drafting and editing memoranda and agreements. Their work is critiqued and rewritten. The research component of the seminar trains students to locate cases, statutes and secondary material through indexing systems and the latest computer technology. Research assignments are integrated into writing assignments -- exposing students to the methods of US legal analyses -- so that by the end of the term, students obtain the skills needed to write memoranda appropriate for submission to US law firms.

FALL 2017: LAW JD 893 A1 , Sep 11th to Dec 4th 2017
Days Start End Credits Instructors Bldg
Mon 6:00 pm 7:15 pm 2 Richard A. Sugarman LAW
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