Amii Castle

Amii Castle
  • Professor of Practice, KU School of Law
  • Professor of Practice, KU School of Business
  • Lecturer, KU Political Science Department

Contact Info


Amii Castle teaches Electronic Discovery and Pretrial Advocacy at KU Law. She also teaches Business Law at KU’s School of Business and Constitutional Law through KU’s political science department. Castle brings a wealth of knowledge from private practice and unique perspectives from the federal bench.

Since graduating law school in 1997, Castle served as a law clerk for three federal judges: Judge Pasco M. Bowman, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals; District Judge Carlos Murguia, District of Kansas; and Chief Magistrate Judge James P. O’Hara, District of Kansas. In addition to clerking, Castle practiced law in the private sector at both plaintiff and defense firms, specializing in commercial and class-action litigation in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

In 2017, Castle received the HOPE Award, KU's student-selected award honoring an outstanding and progressive educator. In 2022, Castle was named a Woman of Impact by the Lawrence Business Journal.


J.D., University of Kansas, 1997
B.S., University of Kansas, 1994


Courses Taught:

  • Electronic Discovery I (LAW 899)  
  • Pretrial Advocacy (LAW 970) 
  • Business Law (BLAW 301) 
  • Business Law and Ethics (MGMT 718) 
  • Constitutional Law (POLS 611) 
  • Exploring the American Legal System (HNRS 492)

Career History

Adjunct lecturer, Washburn University, Electronic Discovery; Lathrop & Gage LC; Walters Bender Strohbehn & Vaughn PC; Douthit Frets Rouse Gentile & Rhodes LLC


Selected Publications

  • "A Comprehensive Overview: 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure," 64 Kansas Law Review 837.
  • "Rule 26(b)(1) Proportionality Amendment: Three Outcomes will be Contrary to the Advisory Committee’s Stated Intent, Including Who Bears the Burden of Proving Proportionality," 38 North Carolina Central Law Review 1.
  • "Preparing for Your Rule 26(f) Conference When ESI is Involved — And Isn’t ESI Always Involved?," 62 The Federal Lawyer 10.
  • "Requesting and Producing ESI Under the Amended Federal Rules: Which Form Is Right For You?," 39 American Journal of Trial Advocacy 1.
  • "Ready, Set . . . Proportionality! Preservation of Electronically Stored Information Under the Proposed Amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure," 84 Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 6.
  • "Avoid Being the Early Worm:Early Service of Rule 34 Document Requests Under the Proposed Amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure," 71 Journal of the Missouri Bar Association 4.
  • "Avoiding Sanctions Under Amended Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e): Issue a Litigation Hold, Especially When ESI is Involved," 71 Journal of the Missouri Bar Association 6 (2015), reprinted in 87 Oklahoma Bar Journal 2.
  • "National eDiscovery Leadership Institute: Current Topics on E-Discovery and Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure," Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers (Winter 2016).