Katherine Goldwasser

Professor of Law; 


B.A., 1971, University of Illinois
J.D., 1978, Temple University

Curriculum Vitae




Bev Owens - (314) 935-6482

Phone / Email

Phone: : (314) 935-8557
Email: goldwask@wulaw.wustl.edu 


Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 567

Courses Taught

Criminal Procedure
Trial Practice and Procedure
Government Lawyering Clinic


Professor Katherine Goldwasser specializes in the areas of criminal procedure, evidence, and trial practice. A former associate dean for student affairs, she also served as acting director for the law school’s Civil Justice Clinic. Currently, she directs the Government Lawyering Externship program, which provides students with the opportunity to work with attorneys in the Criminal and Civil Divisions of the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for both the Eastern District of Missouri and the Southern District of Illinois. She also is a practicum supervisor for a teaching and mentoring program she created through which law students work with inner-city high school students at Northwest Academy of Law in the City of St. Louis. Prior to becoming a law professor, Professor Goldwasser clerked for the late Hon. Edward R. Becker, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, before his ascension to the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She then worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Criminal Division for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois for four years.

Representative Publications

Recent Article

  • "The Perils of Empowerment" (with J.H. Aiken), 20 Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy 139 (2010)