Elizabeth D. Katz

Jack N. Pritzker Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law


Professor Elizabeth D. Katz is an award-winning legal historian. Her research explores the development of family law and criminal law doctrines and institutions, with special attention to the influence of gender, religion, and race.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Race and the Law
  • Children & the Law
  • Law & Religion
  • State Constitutional Law
  • U.S. Legal History
  • Women & Gender History


  • BA, University of Virginia
  • MA, University of Virginia
  • JD, University of Virginia
  • PhD, Harvard University

Prior Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
  • Fellow, Stanford Law School Center on Law and History
  • Law Clerk, J. Frederick Motz, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland

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