Kathleen Mahoney
Associate Professor of Legal Writing Department
B.A., Newton College of the Sacred Heart (Boston College)
M.S.Ed., Florida International University
J.D., University of Miami, magna cum laude
Phone: (305) 623-2319
Office: Legal Research & Writing Suite, Room 105-F

Kathleen Mahoney, Associate Professor, graduated first in her class and magna cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law, where she had served as an articles and comments editor for the law review. Following graduation, she clerked for the Hon. James Lawrence King of the United States District Court in Miami. She practiced law for over twelve years in many arenas, as a litigation associate, as a corporate attorney, and in her own private practice. Equipped with a Master of Science degree in Education, and having published an article in a local law review, she has been associated with the Legal Research and Writing Program at the St. Thomas University School of Law since 1992. She served as its Co-Director from 2000-2006 during which time the LRW Program was expanded to include small writing workshops taught by practitioner-instructors for which she prepared the syllabus and teaching materials and supervised, in conjunction with full-time writing faculty. As a member of the full-time faculty for over a decade, she also has taught Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiation. Additionally, for twelve years, Prof. Mahoney served as a lecturer at the University of Miami School of Law in the Legal Writing Program.




  • Kathleen A. Mahoney, Malpractice Claims Resulting from Negligent Preconception Genetic Testing: Do These Claims Present a Strain of Wrongful Birth or Wrongful Conception, and does the Categorization Even Matter?, 39 Suffolk U.L. Rev. 773 (2006). HeinOnline

Additional Publications:


  • Kathleen A. Mahoney, Comment, Drug Trafficking at Airports – The Judicial Response, 36 U. Miami L. Rev. 91 (1981). HeinOnline

Legal Research and Writing
Advanced Legal Writing
Appellate Advocacy