Carol C. Knoepfler, JD
Carol C. Knoepfler, JD

Carol C. Knoepfler, JD

Assistant Professor
Director, Legal Writing
School of Law

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Law

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Biography

Professor Knoepfler joined the Creighton University School of Law faculty in August 2008. Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Knoepfler was a career law clerk for the Honorable Lindsey Miller-Lerman, Justice of the Nebraska Supreme Court, and she taught various courses as an adjunct professor at the law school, including Legal Writing and Lawyering Skills I and II; Employment Discrimination; Business Associations; and Legal Interviewing, Negotiations, and Counseling. Previously she also was a partner with the Omaha law firm of Baird Holm, LLP, working in the Labor and Employment Section of the firm. While attending the University of Iowa, Professor Knoepfler was the Senior Note and Comment Editor of the Iowa Law Review. Professor Knoepfler serves as the faculty sponsor for a variety of law school student organizations, including the Moot Court Board, the Animal Law Society and Phi Delta Phi. When she’s not at the law school, you might find Professor Knoepfler volunteering at the Nebraska Humane Society, the fifth oldest and one of the largest animal shelters in the country. Professor Knoepfler volunteers in a number of capacities, including overseeing the shelter’s dog walking program. In addition, she’s helped place a number of shelter animals with law school faculty, staff and students.

Education

  • BA (1984), DePauw University
  • JD (1987), University of Iowa College of Law

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Carol C. Knoepfler, Employer’s Obligations for Safety at the Workplace, in Workers' Compensation in Nebraska 23 (Nat’l Bus. Inst. ed., 1996)., 1996
  • Carol C. Knoepfler, Procedure for Handling Cases Before the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court, in Workers' Compensation in Nebraska 87 (Nat’l Bus. Inst. ed., 1996)., 1996
  • Carol C. Knoepfler, In Your Client’s Best Interests – Ethical Considerations, in Workers' Compensation in Nebraska 83 (Nat’l Bus. Inst. ed., 1996)., 1996
  • Carol C. Knoepfler, How to Help the Employee Get Back to Work, in Workers' Compensation in Nebraska 57 (Nat’l Bus. Inst. ed., 1996)., 1996
  • Carol C. Knoepfler, Medical Issues and Their Role in the Complex Workers’ Compensation Claim, in Advanced Workers' Compensation in Nebraska 33 (Nat’l Bus. Inst. ed., 1996)., 1996
  • Carol C. Knoepfler, Litigation Techniques for the Difficult Workers’ Compensation Case, in Advanced Workers' Compensation in Nebraska 73 (Nat’l Bus. Inst. ed., 1996)., 1996
  • Carol C. Knoepfler, Avoiding and Defending Employment Discrimination Claims, in Nebraska Labor and Employment Law 29 (Nat’l Bus. Inst. ed., 1995)., 1995
  • Carol C. Knoepfler, Injuries in the Workplace – Examining the Workers’ Compensation Process, in Nebraska Labor and Employment Law 149 (Nat’l Bus. Inst. ed., 1995)., 1995
  • Carol C. Knoepfler, Secured Interests Under State Law, in Protection of Secured Interests in Bankruptcy in Nebraska 1 (Nat’l Bus. Inst. ed., 1991)., 1991
  • Carol C. Knoepfler, Overview of the Bankruptcy Code, in Protection of Secured Interests in Bankruptcy in Nebraska 21 (Nat’l Bus. Inst. ed., 1991)., 1991
  • Timothy V. Haight & Carol C. Knoepfler, Real Estate Transactions in Bankruptcy: Following the Paper Trail, in Real Estate Law (Neb. Continuing Legal Educ. ed., 1988)., 1988
  • Carol C. Knoepfler, Note, Divining an Approach to Attorney Sanctions and Iowa Rule 80(a) Through an Analysis of Federal and State Civil Procedure Rules, 72 Iowa L. Rev. 701 (1987)., 1987

Presentations

  • Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference--Presentation on developing an online legal writing course., 2016
  • Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference--Presentation on a writing teaching technique, 2012