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Kathryn Sedo

  • Professor of Clinical Instruction

University of Michigan, A.B., J.D.

Office: 190J
Mondale Hall, 229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Clinical Professor Kathryn J. Sedo is an authority on cooperative law. She teaches clinics in the areas of tax law, general practice, workers’ compensation, and disability law.

Professor Sedo received her A.B. degree and J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Michigan. After graduating from law school, she practiced law with the firm of Sedo and Darnton in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

She joined the clinical faculty of the University of Minnesota Law School in 1979. She has been an adjunct professor at Madonna College. In addition, she has taught at the Université Jean Moulin in Lyon, France, and the University of Uppsala in Sweden. Since 1984, Professor Sedo has represented worker and consumer cooperatives in the Upper Midwest. She is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and the American Bar Association Taxation Section.


Ronald M. Mankoff Tax Clinic

Federal Tax Procedure


Book Chapters

  • Legal Issues in Worker Cooperatives, in Employee Ownership for Smaller Companies 11 (National Center for Employee Ownership, 1987) Kathryn Sedo

Journal Articles

  • Fairness and Taxation: The Law of Deferred Income Recognition for the Members of Agricultural Cooperatives, 23 Akron Tax Journal 81 (2008) Kathryn Sedo and Mychal S. Brenden
  • Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, SSI, and Genetic Testing, 35:2 (special supp.) Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 74 (2007) Kathryn Sedo
  • The Application of Securities Laws to Cooperatives: A Call for Equal Treatment for Nonagricultural Cooperatives, 46 Drake Law Review 259 (1998) Kathryn Sedo
  • Cooperative Mergers and Consolidations: A Consideration of the Legal and Tax Issues, 63 North Dakota Law Review 377 (1987) Kathryn Sedo
  • Legal Audits of Cooperatives, 35:3 Cooperative Accountant 59 (Fall 1982) Kathryn Sedo

CLE Materials

  • Recent Cases & Developments in Innocent Spouse Law, in 2003 Tax Institute (Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, 2003) Kathryn Sedo and David Beck
  • Recent Developments in Discovery, Civil Pretrial Practice (Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, 1989) Kathryn Sedo
  • Recent Developments in Discovery, Civil Pretrial Practice (Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, 1985) Kathryn Sedo

Other Publications

  • Tax Law, 58 Bench & Bar of Minnesota 48 (Mar. 2001) Kathryn Sedo and Andrew Beckord
  • Duties and Responsibilities of Cooperative Board Members, in Challenges to the Cooperative Board of Directors 3 (Dave Gutknecht, ed., Cooperative Grocer with the National Cooperative Business Association, 1988) Kathryn Sedo
  • A Model for a Self-Employed Worker Cooperative, 6 Employee Ownership 3 (May-June 1986) Kathryn Sedo
  • Consumer Cooperative and Securities Laws, 27 Moving Food 20 (June-July 1984) Kathryn Sedo
  • Local Law Schools: New Approaches…, Bench & Bar of Minnesota 21 (July 1984) Kathryn Sedo, Doug Heidenreich and Marilynne Roberts

Contact Information

University of Minnesota Law School

Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-1000

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