Katherine Mims Crocker is an Associate Professor of Law at William & Mary Law School. Her research concentrates on federal courts, civil-rights litigation, structural constitutional law, and state and local government law. Crocker’s scholarship has been published in the Duke Law Journal, the Florida Law Review, the Georgia Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, the Notre Dame Law Review, and the Virginia Law Review, and her work has been cited in an opinion from the Supreme Court of the United States dissenting from the denial of certiorari.
At William & Mary, Crocker teaches Federal Courts, State and Local Government Law, and Property Law, and at Duke University School of Law, she co-taught a course on judicial decisionmaking. Before starting at William & Mary in 2019, Crocker was an Olin-Smith Fellow and Postdoctoral Associate at Duke. She also practiced law at McGuireWoods LLP in Richmond, Virginia, where she focused on appellate litigation and dispositive motions. She clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court of the United States and Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Crocker received her law degree from the University of Virginia, where she graduated first in her class and served as an Articles Development Editor of the Virginia Law Review. She earned her undergraduate degree cum laude from Harvard University.