Katherine Singer

Adjunct Professor of Law

Email: Katherine.E.Singer.7@nd.edu

Kate Singer has been an adjunct faculty member at Notre Dame Law School since 2000. She has taught in both the Comprehensive and Intensive Trial Advocacy programs. She teaches the Moot Court Trial class and coaches both the Barristers National Trial Competition team and the American Association for Justice Trial Competition team. She currently works in the Elkhart County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Juvenile Charging Division.

Singer graduated with a Juris Doctor from Notre Dame Law School, where she was a member of the Barristers Trial team and winner of the Barrett and May Trial Advocacy Awards, the Dean Konop Legal Aid Award and the David T. Link Award. Before law school, she attended Hope College and spent the next two years working for the United Methodist Church in Richmond, Virginia. 

After law school, Singer worked as a Deputy Prosecutor for the St. Joseph County, Indiana Prosecutor’s Office for five years, specializing in domestic violence and child abuse cases. She tried more than 20 felony jury trials and countless misdemeanor bench trials. After leaving the prosecutor’s office in 2002, she worked as the Legal Advocate at the YWCA of St. Joseph County Women’s Shelter until 2004. 

While continuing her teaching and coaching, Singer worked part-time for the Elkhart County, Indiana, Prosecutor’s Office from 2011 to 2013 as the Child Abuse Review Project Manager. She reviewed the child abuse cases that came from Child Protective Services and the matching reports from the county-wide law enforcement agencies. The goal of the project was to ensure that best practices were being used in all investigations of child abuse cases. From 2018-2020, Singer worked part-time in the charging division or the Elkhart County Prosecutor's Office.

Singer also served on the faculty of the NITA Teacher Training program and the NITA Mid-Central Trial Advocacy program.

Courses Taught

LAW75747, Moot Court Trial

LAW75710, Intensive Trial Advocacy