Kathryn Piper is the Senior Director of Academic Achievement. She is a resource for all students at the Law School who want to improve their academic performance. She teaches first-year Legal Writing I and II. She also teaches English for American Law School and other skills courses for J.D. and LL.M. students.
Professor Piper earned a J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. After graduation, she worked as a researcher for the National Housing Law Project and private law firms. Before law school, she discovered teaching as an Assistant Language Teacher with the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program in Kochi, Japan. Since joining St. John’s in 2015, she has taught short courses in analysis and writing to partner schools in China and presented methods at Global Legal Skills conferences.