Kimberly Holst

Clinical Professor of Law

Kimberly Holst teaches Legal Method and Writing as well as upper-level writing and skills courses. Professor Holst’s scholarship focuses on the interdisciplinary use of methods from various areas of educational pedagogy and their application to teaching the law. Her work is also applied to the development of law school pedagogy in the global context. Specifically, Professor Holst has presented to various international audiences about techniques for more effective law school pedagogy. Additionally, she has written in the areas of intellectual property law and criminal procedure.

Prior to joining the faculty in 2010, she taught Legal Research and Writing at Hamline University School of Law and at the University of Minnesota Law School. While at Hamline, Professor Holst created a pipeline for diversity pilot program aimed at helping middle school-aged children think about and aspire to a career in the law. She also developed a self-assessment tool to aid first-year law students in reflecting about their skills and knowledge as they relate to achieving the school’s learning outcomes.

Outside the classroom, Professor Holst has served as a mediator and an attorney for a Minnesota legal aid organization.  She also practiced in a variety of areas as a private attorney prior to becoming a professor.

Selected Works

Non-Traditional Narrative Techniques and Effective Client Advocacy, 48 The Law Teacher: The International Scholarly Journal of the Association of Law Teachers 166 (2014).

Kimberly Holst & Stephen L. Sepinuck, Contract Drafting: Teaching with Forms , 14 Transactions: Tenn. J. Bus. L. 361 (2012-2013).

The Roles of Attorneys in Mediation, 7 Bahcesehir University 242 (2011).


Assistant: Leanna Walker

Curriculum Vitae

B.A., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (2000)

J.D., Hamline University School of Law (2005)

MLIS, Dominican University at the College of St. Catherine (2006)