Kathryn Sedo

  • Clinical Professor of Law Emeritus


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


  • Business Law
  • Clinical Legal Education
  • Disability
  • General Practice
  • Tax Law
  • Workers' Compensation

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.

Journal Articles

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

Book Chapters

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

CLE Materials

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

Other Publications

Tax Law, 58 Bench & Bar of Minnesota 48 (Mar. 2001)
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)
A Model for a Self-Employed Worker Cooperative, 6 Employee Ownership 3 (May-June 1986)
Consumer Cooperative and Securities Laws, 27 Moving Food 20 (June-July 1984)
Local Law Schools: New Approaches..., Bench & Bar of Minnesota 21 (July 1984)
Doug Heidenreich
Marilynne Roberts