Katherine A. Gustafson

Assistant Dean of Tampa Bay Campus and Associate Professor 

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B.S., magna cum laude, Western Michigan University
J.D., cum laude, WMU-Cooley Law School

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Assistant Dean Gustafson joined the full-time faculty at WMU-Cooley Law School in 2014. Starting in 2008, she was a visiting professor and coordinator for the Academic Resource Center, coordinating and teaching Introduction to Law classes, skills seminars, and Legal Research and Writing.

Dean Gustafson graduated with honors from Cooley Law School, where she served as Comments Editor of the Law Review. Before attending law school, Dean Gustafson graduated Magna Cum Laude from Western Michigan University with a degree in Public Relations and Business Management. She has also served as a legal research specialist for LexisNexis, a grading assistant, an adjunct instructor, and an attorney with Mahjoory, Mahjoory, and Beery, PLC, where she worked primarily on personal injury, criminal defense, and family law matters.

Dean Gustafson is a fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation, a member of the William Reece Smith, Jr. Litigation American Inn of Court, and the Florida Bar Business Law Section faculty liaison.

At WMU-Cooley, Dean Gustafson teaches Torts, Evidence, Civil Procedure, Introduction to Law, and Research & Writing. She serves as the faculty advisor for the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society and the student chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. 


Articles (Law Reviews and Law Journals)

  • Katherine A. Gustafson, From Self-Assessment to Professional Effectiveness: Five Steps to Teaching Students to Effectively Self-Assess, 88 Miss. L.J. Supra 49 (2019).


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