Katy Ramsey Mason joined the faculty at the University of Memphis in 2018 as an Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic, a collaboration between the Law School, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, and Memphis Area Legal Services that provides legal and social work services to low-income patients and families of Le Bonheur in civil legal problems that affect their health and wellbeing. From 2015 to 2018, Professor Ramsey Mason was a Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Law and Friedman Fellow in the Prisoner & Reentry Clinic at George Washington University Law School, where she supervised law students representing incarcerated and formerly incarcerated residents of the District of Columbia in post-conviction and reentry matters. Before entering teaching, she was an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow and attorney at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House in New York City, where she represented low-income tenants and families in housing and benefits matters, including evictions, housing conditions cases, SSI appeals, and welfare and SNAP terminations.
Professor Ramsey Mason received her J.D. and M.A. from the University of Wisconsin in 2010. She earned her B.A. in History and Spanish from Middlebury College in 2005. She currently serves as the co-chair of the AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education Membership, Outreach and Training Committee, and is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association Access to Justice Committee. She is fluent in Spanish.
The Culture of Pleasure sits tightly within and feeds the pervasive Ideology of Consumerism, a socio-economic model that has poisoned the environment and led to the commodification of everything, and everyone.