Catherine Ross Dunham

Adjunct Professor of Law

(336) 684-6297

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Procedure
  • Courts
  • Evidence
  • Federal Courts
  • Judges
  • Jurisdiction
  • Legal Education
  • Litigation
  • Women and the Law


Catherine Ross Dunham joined the Carolina Law adjunct faculty in 2019 brining with her twenty years of law teaching experience. At Carolina Law, Prof. Dunham teaches Evidence and a seminar in Complex Civil Litigation. Prof. Dunham is a full-time Professor of Law at the Elon University School of Law, serving as a member of the Law School’s charter faculty. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Campbell University, and the University of Virginia. Prof. Dunham is an expert in the law related to Civil Procedure and Civil Litigation, authoring articles on procedural doctrine and class action litigation. Prof. Dunham’s scholarship also explores topics related to gender equity and implicit gender bias litigation, analyzing implicit bias-based claims, specifically in the context of Title VII class action litigation. At Elon Law, Prof. Dunham regularly teaches Civil Procedure, Advanced Civil Procedure, and Evidence. She has served as a trial analyst for several major news outlets, including NBC and CNN, and is a prior recipient of the ABA Smyth-Gambrell Award for Teaching Professionalism.


  • LL.M., University of Virginia (2006)
  • J.D., Campbell University (1996)
  • M.A., Rhetoric and Composition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1988)
  • B.A., English Literature, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1986)