Adjunct Professor Kathryn Ross received her BA from the University of California at Berkeley in 1988 and JD from Santa Clara University School of Law in 1992. While in law school she co-founded Santa Clara’s “Street Law” program and worked for the African National Congress’ Constitution Committee at the University of the Western Cape, in Cape Town South Africa. There she advised the committee and future Minister of Justice on women’s rights and racial justice related constitutional issues for the draft bill of rights.
After serving for seven years as a Deputy Public Defender at the Santa Clara County Office of the Public Defender, Professor Ross joined the faculty at Santa Clara University’s School of Law both as a lecturer in law teaching Criminal Procedure and Advanced Criminal Litigation and a supervising attorney at the Northern California Innocence Project. Professor Ross also teaches a seminar in Wrongful Convictions at Golden Gate University School of Law.