About Professor Kathleen M. Mullin

From the halls of state and federal courthouses, to law school lecture halls and classrooms, to military courts martial, Professor Mullin brings a dogged pursuit of excellence to everything she does.  Kathleen M. Mullin is a graduate of Boston University School of Law and began her career in 1992 as a public defender in the City of New York.  She quickly earned a reputation as a sharp, aggressive, and relentless trial attorney.  After nearly 20 years as a public defender, Ms. Mullin opened the Mullin Law Firm, where she grew her reputation as one of the only high profile female criminal defense lawyers in New York City.  Known for her inventive advocacy, Ms. Mullin became a sought-after legal analyst, making dozens of appearances on local and national television, and professor of trial advocacy on adjunct faculty at Seton Hall University School of Law. Over the course of her career, she served as CEO of two legal, non-profit agencies, including one working exclusively on death penalty trials, and has supervised and trained hundreds of attorneys in civil, criminal, and military practice. As the inaugural Director of the Criminal Justice Program at the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut, Ms. Mullin created and taught such innovative courses as The Serial Killer Handbook and Restorative Justice Theory. In 2020, she co-authored and published her first law school textbook, Advocacy Excellence:  the Jury Trial.  She is currently serving as the US Navy Defense Service Organization Highly Qualified Expert for criminal defense practice, where she teaches, trains, and supervises military defense lawyers who are defending sailors, Marines, and Coast Guard members charged with crimes under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. 

The views presented are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Department of the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps, the Department of the Navy, the Department of Defense, or the United States.

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EDUCATION

RESEARCH AND INTERESTS

ENDING THE EPIDEMIC OF MASS INCARCERATION

Boston University School of Law

Juris Doctorate

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE IN SCHOOLS

CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

Boston University

Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude

MILITARY JUSTICE

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