Catherine Monro

Academic Advisor, Professor of Practice

1215 E Helen (Law Annex), Room 108

Catherine Monro advises students in the Master of Legal Studies Program at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, as well as students in the undergraduate law program interested in the Accelerated MLS and other graduate law degrees and certificates.  She helps students navigate the program and its requirements with a focus on each individual student's goals.  

She also serves as a Professor of Practice.  In that role, she has instructed students in Legal Analysis, Research and Writing for the BA in LAW and MLS programs. She also developed and instructs Arizona Criminal Procedure & Advocacy, an online experiential course for BA in Law and MLS students. In the JD program, Ms. Monro regularly teaches Mediation and leads the Child and Family Law Clinic over the summer semester.

Ms. Monro has practiced law since 2007.  She has been a trial attorney, mentor, and team leader and most recently held various roles at the Arizona Attorney General's Office.  Her responsibilities included representing the Arizona Department of Child Safety in trial court and as well as training new trial attorneys on policy, evidence, and juvenile law.

Previously, she worked for the New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department where she served as a trial attorney and trained new employees on "Writing to the Level of Legal Scrutiny."

Before moving west, she worked on corporate matters in Washington, D.C. and served the state of Illinois as a criminal prosecutor at the DeKalb County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Ms. Monro's law degree is from the University of Illinois, where she served as Administrative Editor for the Law Review. She earned a BA in philosophy from the University of Cincinnati.