Elizabeth Cateforis

Clinical Associate Professor
Supervising Attorney, Project for Innocence & Post-Conviction Remedies
Primary office:
785-864-9237
409A Green Hall


Elizabeth Cateforis joined the law school in 1999 as a supervising attorney in the Paul E. Wilson Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies. Prior to joining the faculty, she was an assistant appellate defender at the Kansas Appellate Defender Office for the five years following her graduation from law school. She received her bachelor's degree from Smith College and her law degree from the University of Kansas.

Courses Taught:
  • Advanced Criminal Procedure
  • Capital Punishment
  • Project for Innocence & Post-Conviction Remedies

 

Representative Publications
Federal Habeas Corpus for Trial Lawyers, JKBA, Jan. 2004, Vol. 73; "Surrogate Motherhood: An Argument for Regulation and Blueprint for Legislation in Kansas," 4 Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy 101 (Winter 1995).

Research Interests
Fourth, Fifth, Sixth Amendments, death penalty, post-conviction remedies, criminal defense, especially issues in sentencing.

Education
J.D., Kansas, 1994; B.A., Smith College, 1985.

Admitted
Kansas 1994.

Career History
Assistant Appellate Defender, Appellate Defender Office, 1994-1999; Paul E. Wilson Project for Innocence & Post-Conviction Remedies, University of Kansas School of Law, 1999-present.

Member
Clinical Legal Education Association, National Legal Aid and Defense Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, American Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association.

Why KU
  • Top 25 among public law schools — Business Insider
  • KU’s Project for Innocence: 2 wrongfully convicted citizens serving life sentences freed in 2015
  • 7,700+ alumni in all 50 states, D.C., 3 U.S. territories, and 20 foreign countries
  • 91 percent overall employment rate for Class of 2015 – top 23.3 percent nationally
  • 23rd in the nation for most-improved employment rates
  • One-third of full-time faculty have written casebooks and treatises
  • 25th nationwide for lowest debt at graduation
  • 21st: “Best Schools for Practical Training”
  • 77 percent of upper-level law classes have 25 or fewer students
  • National Champions: 2016 National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competition
  • #19 moot court program in the nation
  • #17 “best value” law school in the nation — National Jurist Magazine