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Katy Ramsey Mason

Assistant Professor of Law; Director, Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic

(901) 678-4589
Law School, Le Bonheur Memphis CHiLD Legal Clinic Offices

About Professor Ramsey

Professor Ramsey joined the faculty in 2018 as an Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic, a collaboration between the Law School, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, and Memphis Area Legal Services that provides legal and social work services to low-income patients and families of Le Bonheur in civil legal problems that affect their health and wellbeing. From 2015 to 2018, Professor Ramsey was a Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Law and Friedman Fellow in the Prisoner & Reentry Clinic at George Washington University Law School, where she supervised law students representing incarcerated and formerly incarcerated residents of the District of Columbia in post-conviction and reentry matters. Before entering teaching, she was an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow and attorney at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House in New York City, where she represented low-income tenants and families in housing and benefits matters, including evictions, housing conditions cases, SSI appeals, and welfare and SNAP terminations. She also volunteered with the Safe Passage Project at New York Law School, where she represented a Central American migrant child in a successful petition for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.

Professor Ramsey received her J.D. and M.A. from the University of Wisconsin in 2010. In law school, she participated in multiple clinics, including the Neighborhood Law Clinic and the Domestic Violence and Immigration Clinic, and was the president of the Public Interest Law Foundation. Professor Ramsey earned her B.A. in History and Spanish from Middlebury College in 2005. She currently serves as the co-chair of the AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education Membership, Outreach and Training Committee, and is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association Access to Justice Committee. She is fluent in Spanish.


J.D., University of Wisconsin (2010); M.A., Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies, University of Wisconsin (2010); B.A. (cum laude), History & Spanish, Middlebury College (2005)


New York; District of Columbia; Tennessee


Assistant Professor of Law and Director, Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic, University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law (2018-present); Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Law and Friedman Fellow, George Washington University Law School (2015-2018); Attorney, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House (2012-2015); Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House (2011-2012)

Courses Taught

Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic


One-Strike 2.0: How Local Governments Are Distorting A Flawed Federal Eviction Law, 65 U.C.L.A. Law Review 1146 (2018)

Parole Practice Manual for the District of Columbia (co-authored with Jessica Steinberg) (2018)