Katherine Lyons

Katherine Lyons, Director of Lawyering Skills, Clinical Professor of Law

Director of Lawyering Skills
Clinical Professor of Law

Courses Taught

  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Ethical Lawyering
  • Legal Drafting
  • Civil Litigation Skills Practicum I
  • Civil Litigation Skills Practicum II


  • BA, Miami University
  • JD, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles


Katherine J. Lyons is a Clinical Professor of Law and teaches Legal Research and Writing and Ethical Lawyering. She is also the Faculty Director for the Master of Legal Studies program. In 2016 she was honored to receive the Excellence in Teaching award from the graduating class.

Upon graduating from Loyola's evening program, Lyons litigated wage and hour class actions for one of California's largest plaintiff firms and then transitioned to defending claims of professional liability made against physicians and attorneys. She spent eight years litigating employment related matters and providing advice and counsel to California employers. Lyons co-founded a law firm specializing in workplace investigations for public entities and private employers. Prior to joining Loyola's faculty, Lyons was an adjunct professor, teaching Legal Drafting and the Civil Litigation Practicum.