Cathryn Miller-Wilson

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law


   Cathryn Miller-Wilson is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Villanova University School of Law. In that capacity she co-teaches the Civil Justice Clinic with Clinical Programs Director, Dveera Segal and Visiting Assistant Professor, Michael Campbell. From September, 2008 through May, 2011 she was both the Deputy Managing Attorney at the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania and an adjunct professor at Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law where she taught a Field Clinic. She has been a Custody and Support Master in Philadelphia’s Family Court, coordinator of the Delivery of Legal Services Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association, Director of the Parents with HIV/AIDS Project at the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania and a staff attorney at Community Legal Services, Inc. where she represented parents accused of abuse and neglect. She co-founded, while in law school, the Custody and Support Assistance Clinic (CASAC) and today sits on the board of that organization. She is the primary author of Pennsylvania’s Standby Guardianship Act which became law in December, 1998. With support from the Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law, she created a medical/legal partnership between the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania and the Jonathan Lax Treatment Center at Philadelphia FIGHT in 2007. She has made numerous presentations on family law, the unique issues in families affected by HIV/AIDS, standby guardianship, confidentiality and consumer rights issues. She recently co-presented a paper at the American Philosopher’s 2012 Symposium with philosopher, Marjorie C. Miller called “Access to Justice and Technology in the Courts: Bridging the Gap or Deepening the Divide?” In 2009, her article, “Becoming Poor: Stories of the Real ‘Safety Net’ And the Consequences for Middle America” was published in the Quinnipiac University School of Law’s Health Law Journal, Volume 13, No. 1. She graduated from Tufts University in 1989 and from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1993 and currently sits on the law school’s Board of Managers. In 2004 she was awarded the Penn Law Alumni Society’s Young Alumni Award for Professional Achievement.

Practice Experience

  • AIDS Law Project Of Pennsylvania- November, 2005 – June, 2011 Deputy Managing Attorney Philadelphia, PA
  • AIDS Law Project Of Pennsylvania- June, 2002 – November, 2005
  • Staff Attorney,  Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia Bar Association- August, 2001 –September, 2002
  • First Judicial District, February, 1999 – July, 2001
    Court Of Common Pleas, Philadelphia, PA
  • AIDS Law Project Of Pennsylvania- August, 1994 – February, 1999
    Director, Parents with HIV/AIDS Project Philadelphia, PA
  • Community Legal Services, Inc.-  September, 1993 –August, 1994
    Staff Attorney, Dependency Unit Philadelphia, PA
  • Custody And Support Assistance Clinic- August, 1992 – May, 1993
  • Community Legal Services, Inc.- June, 1992 – August, 1992
  • Certified Legal Intern, Dependency Unit Philadelphia, PA
  • Guild Food Stamp Clinic- June, 1991 – May, 1993
    Case Manager, Student Advocate, Training Officer Philadelphia, PA
  • Professor Barbara Woodhouse- June, 1991 – May, 1992
    Research Assistant 
Assistant Professor Cathryn Miller-Wilson

Office: Rm 244, Law School Building
Phone: 610-519-5622
Fax: 610-519-6249

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Courses and Seminars

  • Co-teaches the Civil Justice Clinic 


University Of Pennsylvania Law School, Juris Doctor, May, 1993

Tufts University, Jackson College, Medford, MA
Bachelor of Arts in English and Music, magna cum laude, 1989

Universite De Nice, Nice, France
Le Conservatoire National De Region De Nice, Nice, France
Academic year 1987-1988