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Katherine T. Vukadin

Professor of Law

  • B.A., University of Houston
  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law
  • Certificate of Political Studies, L’Institut D’Etudes Politiques de Paris, France

Areas of Expertise

  • Appellate Practice
  • Health Law
  • Legal Research & Writing

kvukadin@stcl.edu

713-646-1818

Office: 618T

Professor Vukadin joined the South Texas College of Law Houston faculty in 2019 after serving as a legal writing professor at Thurgood Marshall School of Law Texas Southern University and the University of Houston Law Center. Professor Vukadin specializes in legal writing. health law, and ERISA. Before teaching, Professor Vukadin was a trial associate at the law firm of Baker Botts L.L.P. Professor Vukadin earned her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston. She interned for the Honorable Justice James Baker at the Texas Supreme Court. She is the co-author of LEGAL ANALYSIS: 100 EXERCISES FOR MASTERY (Carolina Academic Press 2017) (2nd Ed.) (with Cassandra Hill) and the forthcoming book The LEGAL MEMO: 100 EXERCISES FOR MASTERY (Carolina Academic Press 2017) (2nd Ed.) (with Cassandra Hill)


ARTICLES

Catching On: How Post-Critique Assessments Deepen Understanding & Improve Legal Writing, Second Draft (forthcoming Fall 2019) (essay)

Out-of-the-Box Legal Writing Ideas Collaborative Legal Writing Pedagogy Project,
Sponsored by Stetson University College of Law (forthcoming 2019)

On Opioids and ERISA: The Urgent Case for a Federal Ban on Discretionary Clauses, 53 U. Rich. L. Rev. 687 (2019).

Can the ACA’s External Review Co-exist with ERISA’s Abuse of Discretion Standard? 2016 N.Y.U. Rev. of Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation § 4.05 (invited publication).

Obamacare Interrupted: Obstructive Federalism and the Consumer Information Blockade, 63 Buff. L. Rev. 421 (2015).

Unfinished Business: The Affordable Care Act and the Problem of Delayed and Denied ERISA Healthcare Claims, 47 J. Marshall L. Rev. 887 (2014).

Failure-To-Warn: Facing Up to the Real Impact of Pharmaceutical Marketing on the Physician’s Decision to Prescribe, 50 Tulsa L. Rev. 75 (2014).

Hope or Hype? : Why the Affordable Care Act’s New External Review Rules for Denied ERISA Healthcare Claims Need More Reform, 60 Buff. L. Rev. 1201 (2012).

Delayed and Denied: Toward an Effective ERISA Remedy for Improper Processing of Healthcare Claims, 11 Yale J. Health Pol’y, L. & Ethics 331 (2011).

Now I See: Redefining the Post-Grade Student Conference as Process and Substance Assessment, 54 How. L.J. 1 (2010). (with Cassandra Hill),

BOOKS

The Legal Memo: 50 Exercises for Mastery and  Teacher’s Manual (forthcoming in 2020)
(with Cassandra Hill & D’Andra Shu)

Legal Analysis: 100 Exercises for Mastery: Practice for Every Law Student. 2d Ed. (Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press, 2017) (with Cassandra Hill).

Legal Analysis: 100 Exercises for Mastery: Practice for Every Law Student. Teacher’s Manual. 2d Ed. (Durham, N.C.: Carolina Academic Press, 2017) (with Cassandra Hill).

Legal Analysis: 100 Exercises for Mastery: Practice for Every Law Student. (New Providence, N.J.: LexisNexis, 2012) (with Cassandra Hill).

Legal Analysis: 100 Exercises for Mastery: Practice for Every Law Student. Teacher’s Manual. (New Providence, N.J.: LexisNexis, 2012) (with Cassandra Hill).

CHAPTERS

1 Employee Benefits Guide. (Newark, N.J.: LexisNexis, 2001- ) (2018 updates and contributing author)

PRESENTATIONS & PROCEEDINGS

Catching On: How Post-Critique Assessments Deepen Understanding & Improve Legal Writing, 19th Annual Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, Mar., 2019. (with Professor D’Andra Shu)

Presenter: Advanced Persuasive Legal Writing Techniques, Lone Star Legal Aid Attorneys and Legal Assistants, 2017.

Presenter: Can the ACA’s Independent Review of ERISA Health Claims Co-exist with the Abuse of Discretion Standard? Employee Benefits Symposium, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Ill., 2016.

Presenter: How to Cultivate Your Second Research and Teaching Subject, Legal Writing Without Borders Biennial National Conference, Portland, Oregon, 2016. (with Amanda Peters, Mark Burge & Neil Sobol)

Obamacare Interrupted: Obstructive Federalism & the Consumer Information Blockade

Presentation at the AALS Conference in Washington, D.C., 2015.

Presentation, Southern Central Association of Law Schools speaker series, St. Mary’s University Law School, 2014.

Presenter: Affordable Care Act Enrollment in Texas Communities of Color, Thurgood Marshall School of Law Symposium on the ACA’s impact on communities of color, 2015

Presenter: Side Effects: Facing Up to the Real Impact of Pharmaceutical Marketing on the Physician’s Decision to Prescribe, American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics Health Law Professors Conference, San Francisco, Ca., 2014.

Panel Presentation: The Importance of Publications in the Academic Market, Southeast Southwest People of Color Conference, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, 2014.

Presenter: Unfinished Business: The Affordable Care Act and the Problem of Delayed and Denied ERISA Healthcare Claims, John Marshall Law School’s Employee Benefits Symposium, Chicago, Ill., 2014.

Presenter: I Finished My Article! Now What?, 2014 Legal Writing Institute’s Biennial Conference, Philadelphia, Pa.

Presenter: Mastery Through Practice: Guided and Self-Guided Practice in the Law School Classroom, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, 2013.

Presenter: Failure to Warn: Bringing Pharmaceutical Representatives’ Statements to Physicians Out of the Shadows and into Evidence, Southern Central Association of Law Schools speaker series, South Texas College of Law Houston, 2013.

Presenter: All Rise! Planning an Informative and Inspiring Judicial Visit to Your Legal Writing Classroom, 2012 Legal Writing Institute’s Biennial Conference, Palm Springs, Ca. (with Associate Dean Cassandra Hill)

Presenter: Real-Life Legal Writing: Making Your Transition from Law School to Practice, Rocky Mountain Region of the Black Law Students’ Association’s Job Fair and Academic Retreat, University of Houston, 2011.

Texas Legislative Intern Program Orientation Writing Seminar: writing seminar (with Associate Dean Cassandra Hill) in January 2011 and January 2014 for Texas Southern University students with upcoming legislative internships.

Presenter: Hope or Hype? Why the Affordable Care Act’s New External Review Rules for Denied ERISA Healthcare Claims Need More Reform, Southern Central Association of Law Schools speaker series, South Texas College of Law Houston, 2011.

Presenter: The Writing Process: 500 Words at a Time, Thurgood Marshall School of Law New Scholars Forum, 2011.

Presenter: Toward a Complete and Compelling Case Explanation, Association of Legal Writing Directors’ Innovative Teaching Techniques Workshop, 2010.

Presenter: Now I See: The Post-Grade Student Conference as Positive Strategy Session, 10th Annual Rocky Mountain Regional Legal Writing Conference, 2010. (with Associate Dean Cassandra Hill)

Collaboration: Getting Going as Scholarly Writers, Thurgood Marshall School of Law Research Week program, 2010.

Presenter: Delayed and Denied? Toward an Effective ERISA Remedy for Improper Processing of Healthcare Claims, TMSL Faculty Quodlibet Speaker Series, 2010.

Presenter: Focus: Teaching Legal Writing in the Age of Distraction, Southeast Regional Legal Writing Conference, 2010. (with Shaundra Lewis)