Clinical Assistant Professor of Law
- Ph.D., Rhetoric and Composition, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2007)
- J.D., Law, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2003)
- M.A., Nonfiction Writing, Johns Hopkins University (2000)
- A.B., English and French (cum laude), Duke University (1997)
Katie Rose Guest Pryal earned her AB from Duke University and her Master's Degree in Nonfiction Writing from Johns Hopkins University, where she attended on a fellowship. She graduated from UNC School of Law in 2003 and then clerked for Judge Terrence Boyle of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. After her clerkship, she earned her Doctorate in Rhetoric and Composition at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, where she also attended on a fellowship.
Prior to coming to UNC Law, Professor Pryal taught as full-time faculty in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 2007. She specialized in legal rhetoric and professional writing. In addition, she has taught first-year legal research and writing at Elon University School of Law, has led CLE seminars in writing, and is a frequent presenter at professional conferences. She is the author of A Short Guide to Writing About Law (Pearson 2010) and Core Grammar for Lawyers (Carolina Academic Press 2011), and she has another book forthcoming from Oxford University Press.
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The Rhetoric of Sissy-Slogans: How Denigrating the Feminine Perpetuates the Terror Wars, 15 J. GENDER RACE & JUSTICE 503 (2012). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN]
- CORE GRAMMAR FOR LAWYERS (Carolina Academic Press, 2011). [Document Link]
Hollywood's White Legal Heroes and the Legacy of Slave Codes, in EXCAVATING THE PAST THAT EVERYBODY GONE PAST: VISUALIZING SLAVERY IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE (ed. Marlene Allen, McFarland Press, forthcoming 2011).
The Creativity Mystique and the Rhetoric of Mood Disorders, 31:3 DISABILITY STUD. Q. (2011). [SSRN, Document Link]
- A SHORT GUIDE TO WRITING ABOUT LAW (Pearson Education, 2010). [KF250 .P79 2011]
Intimate Pedagogy: The Practice of Embodiment in University Classrooms, 1.2 ASSUMING GENDER 62 (2010). [SSRN, Document Link]
The Genre of the Mood Memoir and the Ethos of Psychiatric Disability, 40 RHETORIC SOC'Y Q. 479 (2010). [SSRN]
Walking in Another's Skin: Failure of Empathy in To Kill A Mockingbird, in HARPER LEE'S TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD: NEW ESSAYS, (ed. Michael Meyer, Scarecrow Press of Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group, 2010). [SSRN]
The Ideology of Terror: Why We Will Never Win the War, 28 J. AM. CULTURE 368 (2005). [SSRN, Document Link]
Healing Feminism's Broken Heart, (book review essay of Andrea Dworkin's HEARTBREAK: THE POLITICAL MEMOIR OF A FEMINIST MILITANT), 25 WOMEN'S RTS. L. REP. 167 (2004). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein HQ1413.D89 A3 2002]