Catherine O’Grady teaches Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Professional Responsibility, and an upper-class seminar on collaborative problem solving and decision making at Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.
Professor O’Grady’s research focuses on constitutional law and the intersection of lawyering and social psychology principles. Her current work in progress entitled “Behavioral Legal Ethics, Moral Decision Making, and the New Attorney’s Professional Development” analyzes the emerging field of behavioral legal ethics and the psychology of ethical decision making for the new attorney.
For many years, Professor O’Grady appeared as a legal commentator on public television station KAET to speak about the U.S. Supreme Court. She was Associate Dean for the College of Law from 2008-11. Before joining the faculty, she clerked for Judge William Canby on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and she practiced law with the Phoenix firm of Meyer, Hendricks, Victor, Osborn & Maledon.
EDUCATION: University of Michigan, B.B.A.; Arizona State University, J.D.