Kathryn Naegeli Boling

Kathryn Naegeli Boling

Visiting Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills
Associate Director, Legal Writing Program


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Civil Litigation


  • JD, Seattle University School of Law, summa cum laude, 2007
  • BA, Cultural & Social Anthropology, Stanford University, 2002


Kathryn Boling is the Associate Director of the Legal Writing Program at Seattle University School of Law, where she primarily teaches the first-year legal writing course, “Legal Writing, Skills, and Values.” She is passionate about taking full advantage of the course’s opportunity to expose students to the realities, skills, difficulties, and joys of practicing law in the first year of law school.

Professor Boling is a Seattle University School of Law alumna, having graduated summa cum laude in 2007. She spent her first two years after graduation as a judicial law clerk to Judge David Armstrong on the Washington Court of Appeals, Division II. From there, she was hired through the DOJ Honors Program to be a Trial Attorney in the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. At DOJ, Professor Boling litigated complex tort cases around the United States that arose out of environmental contamination. Missing Seattle, however, Professor Boling moved back in 2013 and joined the civil defense firm Betts, Patterson & Mines P.S., where she spent nearly six years litigating insurance coverage and bad faith matters.