Kathryn K Dyer

Kathryn K Dyer

  • Clinical Professor -- Criminal Defense Clinic

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Kathryn Dyer is a clinical professor in the Criminal Defense Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law. Students in the Criminal Defense Clinic provide client-centered representation to people charged with misdemeanors in Travis County and cannot afford an attorney. She teaches a classroom seminar and supervises students on all aspects of representation including investigation, pretrial litigation, plea negotiation, client counseling, and trial. 

Previously, she was a public defender and supervising attorney at The Bronx Defenders working on collaborative team of criminal, civil, and family attorneys, social workers, and other advocates. She represented clients in all aspects of misdemeanor and felony criminal litigation, including bail applications, investigation, grand jury presentations, plea negotiations, hearings, and trials. She also served as the Director of Holistic Defense at the Capital Area Private Defender Service in Travis County, Texas, where she designed and implemented investigation, social work, and immigration programming resources for court-appointed attorneys. She began her career as an attorney representing clients facing parole revocation at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. 

She received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law School and her B.A. from George Washington University.

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