Associate Professor of Law
College of Law
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 83720-0051
Boise, ID 83720-0051
- B.A., Northwestern University, 2002
- J.D., Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, 2006
Professor Katherine Macfarlane teaches Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure and Civil Rights Litigation. She received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Northwestern University, and her J.D., cum laude, from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Before joining the University of Idaho, she taught Civil Rights Litigation, Disability Rights and Legal Writing at LSU’s Hebert Law Center. Professor Macfarlane also worked as an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the New York City Law Department's Special Federal Litigation Division, and as an associate at Quinn Emanuel. She clerked for the District of Arizona and for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Professor Macfarlane is a member of the District of Idaho’s Local Rules Committee. She is admitted to practice in New York and California.
Professor Macfarlane writes about how civil procedure impacts civil rights outcomes. Her articles and essays have appeared in the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties, the Michigan Journal of Race & Law, the Yale Law Journal Forum, the Missouri Law Review and the Utah Law Review.
Professor Macfarlane also writes frequently about healthcare and disability issues. She blogged about disability and reasonable accommodations as a 2018 Writer in Residence for Ms. JD. She testified in support of a patient safety bill related to biosimilar medication at the Louisiana Legislature, and participated in a Congressional Arthritis Caucus briefing regarding biosimilars in Washington, D.C. as the panel’s sole patient representative. Her healthcare and disability writing has been featured in the Ms. Magazine Blog, The Mighty, Creaky Joints, Intima and BUST, as well as several literary journals. She volunteers for the Arthritis Foundation.
- Civil Procedure
- Federal Courts
- Civil Rights Litigation
- Disability Rights
- Prisoner Rights
Recent Blog Posts
Posted Mon, 18 Mar 2019 08:32:00 -0700
Professor Brian Frye featured Professor Kat Macfarlane on his Ipse Dixit legal scholarship podcast. Read more
Posted Wed, 20 Feb 2019 08:49:00 -0800
Professor Macfarlane spoke to NPR Nashville about the death of Daniel Hambrick, who was shot by a Nashville police officer. The officer has been indicted for first-degree murder. Read more
Posted Mon, 11 Feb 2019 13:19:00 -0800
Professor Macfarlane’s article “The New Jim Crow’s Equal Protection Potential” was published in the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal Read more