15 G BLB
Clinical Associate Professor
Lawyering Skills and Strategies
A Big Law refugee, Katherine Brem has taught Lawyering Skills and Strategies – formerly Legal Research and Writing – to 1L students and foreign LL.M. candidates at the University of Houston Law Center for more than 10 years. She also teaches a writing seminar, Federal Pretrial Drafting, to 3L students interested in litigation practice. Professor Brem regularly speaks on best writing practices and mindfulness in practice to professional and academic groups. Recent presentations include the ABA’s Children’s Immigration Law Academy, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association, Air Liquide USA, the Legal Writing Institute, and the Association of Legal Writing Directors. Professor Brem has extensive experience with trial motion practice, both pretrial and post-verdict; appellate briefing; drafting and arguing jury charges, objections and other pretrial matters; arguing legal issues at trial; and formulating critical aspects of litigation and appellate strategy. She focuses her research on the use of legal technology in practice, procedural issues, attorney wellness, and the introduction of the U.S. legal system to non-U.S. lawyers.
Professor Brem is an active member of the national legal writing community, serving on committees at all three of the profession’s governing bodies: the American Association of Law Schools; the Association of Legal Writing Directors; and the Legal Writing Institute. Professor Brem is also an active member of the University of Houston community, notably serving on the University’s A.D. Bruce Religion Center Policy Board, as well as the Law Center’s executive, graduate admissions, and curriculum committees. Statewide, she has served on the Pattern Jury Charge Committee, and the Law Practice Management and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committees.
Professor Brem graduated with honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 1994, joined the Houston office of Baker Botts, and for almost eleven years has devoted her energies to developing practice ready graduates at the Law Center by focusing on the intersection of legal research and writing, evidence, procedure, and doctrinal law.