Howard Katz

Legal Educator-in-Residence

Office: LB 152

p. 216-687-6887




B.A., Case Western Reserve University
J.D., Harvard Law School


Howard Katz has been appointed as C|M|LAW's first Legal Educator-in-Residence. Katz is a former visiting professor at C|M|LAW, serving from 1995-98 and again from 2005-06. As a Legal Educator-in-Residence, Katz will provide ongoing advice to Dean Fisher and other faculty and staff on best practices across a variety of areas, including admissions, academic support, bar passage, curriculum and teaching.

Katz has served as a professor, an academic associate dean, an administrative associate dean, and as a special advisor to the dean at various law schools, most recently Duquesne University School of Law and Elon University School of Law.

Katz regularly makes presentations about teaching and curriculum at national conferences including the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) annual conference, the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) annual meeting, the AALS New Law Teachers Workshop, and the Emory Transactional Law and Practice biennial conference . He is a member of the executive committee of the New Teachers section of the AALS, and also participates in the annual Leading Edge conference, an invitation-only event convened by Wolters Kluwer to engage approximately 25 deans, professors, and other thought leaders in discussions about the future of legal education and the profession. He is the co-author (with C|M professor Kevin O’Neill) of Strategies and Techniques of Law School Teaching, and helped develop and is the editor of the Strategies and Techniques series of books (providing subject matter-specific teaching advice for law professors). 

In addition to Katz’s career in higher education of more than 30 years, he is the former Director of Strategic Planning and Policy for the Cuyahoga County Treasurer’s Office, served as Chief Counsel to the Cleveland City Council, was the Senior Fellow at the American Architectural Foundation, and was a Knight Foundation Fellow in Community Building (a program run by the University of Miami School of Architecture). For several years he conducted public affairs interviews for a Cleveland radio station. 

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