Katie Moran

Katie Moran

Associate Professor and Co-Director of ABES

Full-Time Faculty


Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Academic and Bar Exam Success (ABES) program Katie Moran is a proud USF School of Law alumna, graduating summa cum laude in 2016. An advocate and deputy district attorney in Contra Costa County for nearly four years, she tried 29 jury trials to verdict. In her final year at that office, Moran worked on the felony domestic violence team, where she handled a caseload of 30 cases from filing to resolution.

While at USF, Moran externed for the Honorable Justice Mark Simons of the California Court of Appeal, was the executive director of the Moot Court Board, and was a tutor and tutor trainer for the Academic Support Program. Moran won Advocate of the Year and was awarded the McFetridge Excellence in Advocacy Award in the Intensive Advocacy Program. Prior to law school, Moran was a Teach for America Corps member and taught special and general education students at Balboa High School for four years.

As the co-director of the Academic and Bar Exam Success program (ABES), Moran designs the curriculum and workshops to support the 1L and 2L classes. These workshops focus on the necessary skills for students to be successful in their classes, on the bar, and in their first jobs as lawyers. She also counsels and trains 3Ls and graduates in their preparation for the bar exam and teaches Evidence.


  • JD, University of San Francisco
  • BA, University of California, Santa Barbara