Kate Lyon Osher

Kate Lyon Osher

Lecturer in Social Welfare


B.A., Communications Studies, UCLA
J.D., Whittier Law School

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Kate Lyon Osher worked as a reproductive law attorney from 2001-17. She has also been an appointed attorney at Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court in Monterey Park, Calif., for children who have been abused, neglected or involved in the guardianship process.

Her teaching experience has  been in the field of law, where she served as an adjunct professor of Legal Skills (Research and Writing) from 2003-2005 and of Assisted Reproductive Technologies and the Law during the spring 2013 semester at Whittier Law School. She also taught “Family Formation and the Drafting of Family Formation Agreements” during the summers of 2005 and 2006, as part of the Whittier Law School Summer Abroad program, hosted by the University of Amsterdam.

Lyon is the author of the comment, “Babies on Ice: The Legal Status of Frozen Embryos Involved in Custody Disputes During Divorce,” published in the Whittier Law Review (Volume 21, 2000). She also authored the article, “The Egg Came First,” which appeared in the June 2005 issue of Orange County Lawyer magazine, and wrote “Ask the Expert When Considering Surrogacy,” which appeared in the October 2012 issue of the Golden Gate Mother’s Group magazine.

She attended UCLA, graduating in 1996 with a B.A. in Communication Studies. Lyon graduated from Whittier Law School in 2000.