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Pagonis, Katrina Angela

Assistant Professor
Phone: 651-523-2843


B.A., University of California, Berkeley
Master of Public Health, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
LL.M., Yale Law School


View Professor Pagonis' research: SSRN Author Page -- Katrina A. Pagonis

Professor Pagonis joined the Hamline University School of Law faculty in 2009. Her teaching and research areas include health care law, public health law, and public international law (particularly international human rights law). Professor Pagonis graduated from Georgetown University Law Center and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2005, receiving a joint J.D./M.P.H. She went on to earn an LL.M. degree from the Yale Law School in 2006.

After law school, Professor Pagonis clerked for two federal judges based in Reno, Nev., U.S. Circuit Judge Procter R. Hug., Jr. of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. District Judge Edward C. Reed, Jr. of the District of Nevada. She was also a teaching fellow at the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law in 2007-08 at Georgetown University Law Center, where she worked with faculty on legal issues underlying the domestic and global undertreatment of pain, international legal tools for improving global health, modern perspectives on Jacobson v. Massachusetts, and issues in contemporary public health law. She continues to focus on public health powers and vaccination laws in her current research and is also researching and writing on corporate liability in health care.



Ensuring Effective Pain Treatment: A National and Global Perspective, 299 JAMA 89 (2008).
Jacobson v. Massachusetts: The Police Power and Civil Liberties in Tension, (with Lawrence O. Gostin), in HEALTH LAW AND BIOETHICS: CASES IN CONTEXT (Richard Saver, et al., eds.)(2008).