Judith Kilpatrick

Professor Emeritus

Judith KilpatrickProf. Kilpatrick taught Professional Responsibility and in the practical "skills" curriculum. Her skills courses were Interviewing, Counseling and Negotiation (ICN), Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Mediation in Practice, and Solo Practice Planning (SoloPrac), all taught in a “how to do it” manner. ICN, Mediation in Practice, and SoloPrac have limited enrollments. Her writing has focused on the legal profession, particularly the increasing specialization by attorneys, and short practical guides to problem areas of law practice. Professor Kilpatrick practiced law with a San Francisco litigation firm for approximately four years after admission to the California bar. Thereafter, she worked for 10 years providing continuing legal education to California trial lawyers. During that time, she was active as a volunteer judge in California's lawyer disciplinary system. Her proudest act as an adult has been to quit working and spend a year in Paris, which she did in 1989-90 and thoroughly enjoyed. She spent three summers, 1991, 1992 and 1994, teaching U.S. contract and corporation law and negotiation to French lawyers. Before arriving in Arkansas, she taught legal writing and research at New York University for three years.