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Kimberly Holst

Clinical Professor of Law
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 9520
Biography

Clinical Professor of Law

Kimberly Holst teaches Legal Method and Writing as well as upper-level writing and skills courses. Professor Holst’s scholarship focuses on the interdisciplinary use of methods from various areas of educational pedagogy and their application to teaching the law. Her work is also applied to the development of law school pedagogy in the global context. Specifically, Professor Holst has presented to various international audiences about techniques for more effective law school pedagogy. Additionally, she has written in the areas of intellectual property law and criminal procedure.

Prior to joining the faculty in 2010, she taught Legal Research and Writing at Hamline University School of Law and at the University of Minnesota Law School. While at Hamline, Professor Holst created a pipeline for diversity pilot program aimed at helping middle school-aged children think about and aspire to a career in the law. She also developed a self-assessment tool to aid first-year law students in reflecting about their skills and knowledge as they relate to achieving the school’s learning outcomes.

Outside the classroom, Professor Holst has served as a mediator and an attorney for a Minnesota legal aid organization.  She also practiced in a variety of areas as a private attorney prior to becoming a professor.

Education

B.A., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (2000)

J.D., Hamline University School of Law (2005)

MLIS, Dominican University at the College of St. Catherine (2006) 

Publications

Carrie Sperling & Kimberly Holst, Do Muddy Waters Shift Burdens, 76 Maryland Law Review 629 (2017).

Non-Traditional Narrative Techniques and Effective Client Advocacy, 48 The Law Teacher: The International Scholarly Journal of the Association of Law Teachers 166 (2014).

Kimberly Holst & Stephen L. Sepinuck, Contract Drafting: Teaching with Forms , 14 Transactions: Tenn. J. Bus. L. 361 (2012-2013).
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The Roles of Attorneys in Mediation, 7 Bahcesehir University 242 (2011).

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 519Legal Method and Writing
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 781Independent Study
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 519Legal Method and Writing
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 791Seminar
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 524Legal Advocacy
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 596Professional Legal Writing
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 791Seminar
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 524Legal Advocacy
LAW 691Seminar
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 781Independent Study
LAW 791Seminar
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 519Legal Method and Writing
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 691Seminar
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 524Legal Advocacy
LAW 691Seminar
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 781Independent Study
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 519Legal Method and Writing
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 524Legal Advocacy
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
LAW 781Independent Study
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
LAW 519Legal Method and Writing
LAW 691Seminar
LAW 735Teaching Assistant
Honors / Awards

Global Skills Award 2017