Visiting Professor Nina Couch teaches Property Law, Professional Responsibility and Evidence. Prior to joining the faculty at the law school, she taught Commercial Law and Introduction to Taxation, as an Adjunct Professor, at the University of Louisville College of Business, and was a practicing attorney.
Professor Couch graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Brandeis School of Law at The University of Louisville in 2013. Her legal career began at a large law firm in the Regulated Business Practice Group, where she had the opportunity to research and write about fiduciary duty issues for corporate directors, draft transactional documents, and work on intellectual property issues. Professor Couch also practiced law as a member of a small law firm, focused on litigation of tort and consumer protection claims. Her practice continued to include business transactional and intellectual property work.
Professor Couch has completed certificates in mediation from Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation and Northwestern University.
Prior to law school, Professor Couch had a career in accounting and finance. After graduating from Bellarmine University in 2003, Professor Couch worked at a big four accounting firm in healthcare auditing and taxation, and subsequently co-founded a mortgage company and operated as the Chief Financial Officer.
Professor Couch’s scholarly interests include copyright and trademark law, and consumer protection laws, including the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act. Her recent speaking engagements have been related to consumer protection laws in Kentucky and the civil discovery process.
Professor Couch is a Barrister in the Louis D. Brandeis Inn of Court. She is a graduate of the Kentucky Justice Association ("KJA") Leadership Academy and the Legal Aid Society Apprenticeship program. She has served as Secretary and Treasurer of the KJA Women's Law Caucus.