Karen Grundy - Faculty & Adjuncts

Karen Grundy, JD

Karen Grundy
Karen Grundy, JD
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Legal Writing & Asc Dean for Academic Affairs
College of Law
918-631-2439 College of Law Room 219


JD – University of Notre Dame Law School BA – Austin College


Karen Grundy teaches courses in legal writing and appellate advocacy. She has also practiced in the areas of civil and criminal litigation. She has extensive experience before the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals, the Oklahoma Supreme Court, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and is frequently asked to speak on the topic of appellate advocacy. Grundy graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School where she served as Executive Editor of the Notre Dame Journal of Law Ethics and Public Policy. She has served as the Chair of the Oklahoma Bar Association's Appellate Practice Section and as the Chair of the ABA Tort and Insurance Practice Section's Appellate Advocacy Committee. Her practice areas include torts, medical malpractice, employment law, product liability litigation, civil rights defense and complex civil litigation. She is the author of numerous articles on appellate advocacy, and was a contributing author to the treatise The Amicus Brief. She has taught in the Legal Writing Program for 8 years. She has also taught Business Law in the Collins College of Business for 2 years.

Research Interests

Healthcare Law
Civil Rights Litigation
Products Liability Litigation
Appellate Advocacy

Teaching Interests

Legal Writing
Appellate Advocacy


Magazine/Trade Publications

  • Karen Grundy, Recent Developments in Federal Appellate Practice and Procedure, 1995

  • Karen Grundy, Evidentiary Use (and Misuse) of the Civil Defendant’s Financial Status, 66 1993

  • Karen Grundy, The ‘New’ New Judgment and Appeals Act, 1993


  • Karen Grundy, The Amicus Brief, ABA Press (1993)

Courses Taught

  • Independent Research
  • Legal Writing III
  • Professional Responsibility

Awards & Honors

  • Adjunct Professor of Legal Writing