Katherine Sheriff

Juris Doctor, Pending Bar Admission

Katherine Sheriff is a Georgia native and grew up in Cobb County before her family moved to Paulding County. After graduating high school, Katherine attended The University of Georgia where she majored in Political Science and lived in Washington, D.C. during her final semester.

Between college and law school, Katherine clerked for in-house counsel in Atlanta, a small firm in Carrollton and spent the remainder of her time working as a personal trainer at Gold’s Gym West Cobb.

Katherine graduated with her Juris Doctor degree from the Emory University School of Law in May 2016 and will sit for the February 2017 Georgia bar exam. During law school, Katherine served as the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyers Division Fellow for her graduating class and worked to promote the annual Legal Food Frenzy at Emory Law. Katherine enjoyed developing her writing on the Emory Law Journal as well as her work as a research assistant to Emory Law professors. Katherine further developed her academic pursuits by presenting her research to the Georgia Legislature and working with an Emory Law team to study potential regulations for autonomous vehicles.

Academic Pursuits

Katherine is passionate about autonomous technologies, in large part because she hopes to help elderly people, like her grandmothers, who struggle to maintain their independence late in life. After completing a series of papers on the liability implications of autonomous vehicle technologies, Katherine was excited to serve as a panelist in this year’s Autonomous Vehicle Safety Regulation World Congress in Novi, Michigan. Katherine hopes to maintain momentum by continuing her research and submitting new research with a view towards the 2017 panel. In addition, Katherine looks forward to tying her research to everyday practice to make new ideas accessible to practitioners and the public.

Personal Life

An avid runner, Katherine enjoys running the Peachtree Road Race annually, among other Atlanta races. Recently, Katherine traveled to Thailand, China and Japan and looks forward to future adventures like her hike on the Great Wall of China. Katherine also loves to sing, play soccer and enjoys live music whenever she can.


  • Negative Campaigning in the 2002 Georgia Elections, Journal for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (2004). Available by request.
  • Georgia’s Water Wars: Are Permit Transfers Sound Water Policy?, Journal for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (2004). Available by request.
  • Autonomous Vehicle Safety Regulation World Congress, Panel: Who is Responsible? Issues for Courts, Regulators and Law Enforcement. Plus – What are the Legal Implication for OEMs, Suppliers and Consumers?, Panelist, October 26, 2016. Schedule available online at: http://www.autonomousregulationscongress.com/conf_overview.php.
  • A National Strategy for Energy Security: The Innovation Revolution, at p. 103, n.85; p. 104, n.92; p. 105, n.98; p. 109, n.112; p. 111, n.116 (Energy Security Leadership Council, A Project of Securing America’s Future Energy, May 2016). (Emory University School of Law Autonomous Technology, Professor Mark A. Goldfeder and Dr. Amitai Bin-Nun, May 2016). Available online at: http://secureenergy.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/SAFE-National-Strategy-for-Energy-Security-2016.pdf.
  • Applying the Sudden Emergency Doctrine to Autonomous Vehicles (Directed Research Paper, Professor Mark A. Goldfeder, May 2016). Online Access Forthcoming.
  • Time and Autonomy in Bickerstaff v. SunTrust: A View of Class Actions through the Lens of the Supreme Court of Georgia (Directed Research Paper, Professor Richard D. Freer, May 2016). Online Access Forthcoming.
  • “Fields of Battle” as “Fields of Perception”: Examining Technological Speed and Public Opinion during the Persian Gulf War (War and Security Colloquium Research Paper, Professor Mary L. Dudziak, April 2016). Online Access Forthcoming.
  • The Dark Side of Altruism in the Context of Patent Incentives: Are You Really Here for Me? Taking Off the Rose-Colored Glasses (Role of Patents in International Public Health Seminar Paper, Professor Liza Vertinsky, January 2016). Available online at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2735942 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2735942.
  • Defining Autonomy in the Context of Tort Liability: Is Machine Learning Indicative of Robotic Responsibility? (Law and Technology Seminar Paper, Professor Mark A. Goldfeder, December 2015). Available online at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2735945 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2735945.
  • Campaign Finance and Judicial Independence: A Critical Look at Williams-Yuleein Light of Carrigan (Money in Politics Seminar Paper, Professor Michael S. Kang, May 2015). Online Access Forthcoming.
  • The Empathetic Lawyer’s Training Ground: Fostering Resilience to Vulnerability in Legal Education (Vulnerability Seminar Paper, Professor Martha A. Fineman, May 2015). Available online at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2676473.
  • Ignorance is Never Bliss in Election Law: What Lawyers Think Doctors Know about the Human Brain and Decisional Capacity Analysis (Emory Law Journal Comment, Professor Michael S. Kang, February 2015). Available online at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2677049 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2677049.
  • Professional Liability after Quantum Leaps in Technology: The Advent of Autonomous Vehicles and Technology’s Uncertain Fit within Existing Tort Law (Professional Negligence Seminar Paper, Professor David F. Partlett, December 2014). Available online at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2676471.
  • Georgia House Autonomous Vehicle Technology Study Committee, Presenter, October 20, 2014; research incorporated into Final Report, available online at: https://goo.gl/4qXPBj


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