Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills
B.A., University of California, San Diego
J.D., Georgetown University
Professor Watkins has extensive international legal experience. She received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., after which she entered private practice with a major German law firm in Frankfurt. She later joined a prominent New York law firm and practiced in both its New York and Frankfurt offices. As corporate counsel for a renowned MNE, Professor Watkins worked throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Professor Watkins began her academic career in Singapore, where she taught in the Legal Skills Programme at the National University of Singapore. During that time, she was also a consultant for the United Nations Development Programme in Laos. Professor Watkins also served as an associate mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre.
In 2010 Professor Watkins joined Pacific McGeorge and teaches mediation and lawyering skills in the Global Lawyering Skills program. She has also served as a consultant to the U.S. Agency for International Development to assist Chinese legal educators in devising curricular materials for teaching alternative dispute resolution as an experiential course in China. The resulting compilation of curricular materials on a range of subjects was published in China in June 2012.
Courses: Global Lawyering Skills, Mediation, LL.M. Legal Writing