Katie Louras is a clinical teaching fellow in the University of Michigan Law School’s Juvenile Justice Clinic. 

Before joining the Law School, Louras was a family defense attorney in Manhattan, serving as court-appointed counsel for indigent parents in neglect and abuse cases with the Center for Family Representation. She previously was a staff attorney at the Committee for Public Counsel Services, Children and Family Law Division in Boston, where she represented parents and children in neglect and abuse cases, and defended children in status offense proceedings.  

During law school, Louras participated in three semesters of Penn Law’s Interdisciplinary Child Advocacy Clinic, representing youth in Special Immigrant Juvenile Status cases and neglect and abuse cases. She also volunteered for three years with the student-run Custody and Support Assistance Clinic, advising pro se clients on custody, support, and protection from abuse matters. She received the Clinical Legal Education Association Outstanding Clinical Student Award, the Penn Law Award for Exemplary Pro Bono Service, and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Eric D. Turner award for excellence in family law.  

Before attending law school, Louras joined Teach For America and taught elementary school in the Bronx for four years.