Catherine
O'Grady
Professor of Law; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Office Number: 
Room 220
Office Phone: 
5206263135

Biographical Information

Dean O'Grady's research focuses on behavioral legal ethics, an area of study that draws on empirical research in cognitive and social psychology to explore the many subtle and often unconscious influences on ethical decision making. Her work usually includes a specific focus on the new attorney's unique professional perspective in making ethical decisions. In addition, Dean O'Grady serves as the College's Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and teaches Civil Procedure, Professional Responsibility, and Problem Solving and Professional Decision Making.

Representative Publications

  • Behavioral Legal Ethics, Decision Making, and the New Attorney's Unique Perspective, 15 Nev. L.J. 671 (2015).
  • Wrongful Obedience and the Professional Practice of Law, 19 J. Law, Bus. & Ethics 9 (2013).
  • The Role of Speculation in Facial Challenges, 53 Ariz. L. Rev. 867 (2011).
  • Complete List of Publications

Education

J.D.
Arizona State University College of Law
1987

Executive editor, Arizona State Law Journal; Member, Order of the Coif; Valedictorian

B.B.A.
University of Michigan
1981

Admitted to Practice

Arizona

Work Experience

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Law
James E. Rogers College of Law
2015
Professor of Law
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
1998 - 2015
Associate Dean of Clinical Afairs and the Profession
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
2008 - 2011
Special Assistant Attorney General
Arizona Solicitor General's Office, Phoenix, Arizona (academic sabbatical)
2007 - 2008
Associate Professor of Law
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
1994 - 1998
Visiting Professor of Law
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
1991 - 1994
Attorney
Meyer, Hendricks, Victor, Osborn & Maledon, Phoenix, Arizona
1988 - 1991
Law Clerk
Honorable William C. Canby, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Phoenix, Arizona
1987 - 1988

Organizations

American Law Institute (Elected)