Martin J. Katz
Employment and Labor Law
B.A., 1987, Harvard College
J.D., 1991, Yale Law School
Marty Katz currently serves as Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law.
Dean Katz specializes in antidiscrimination law, both within constitutional law and employment law. His work on antidiscrimination law has been published in the Georgetown Law Journal, the Notre Dame Law Review, the Indiana Law Journal, the Hastings Law Journal, and the Yale Law Journal. His work on separation of powers has been published in Constitutional Commentary, a peer-reviewed journal.
His more recent work is in the field of legal education. His piece, “Facilitating Better Law Teaching – Now” appeared in the Emory Law Journal. And his piece, “Teaching Professional Identity in Law School” was featured in The Colorado Lawyer. Dean Katz is the co-author (with Ken Margolis) of a chapter on the role of administrators in facilitating curricular reform in the forthcoming book, “Beyond Best Practices.” He has a forthcoming article on the costs of experiential curriculum in first issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of Experiential Education, and another forthcoming article, “Analyzing Carnegie’s Reach: The Contingent Nature of Innovation” (with Stephen Daniels and William Sullivan) in the peer-reviewed Journal of Legal Education.
Dean Katz has lectured extensively on antidiscrimination law, free speech and religion, separation of powers, defamation, employment-related intellectual property law, and changes in the legal academy. He has made numerous media appearances in both local and national outlets.
Dean Katz serves on the AALS Curriculum Committee, and was elected as co-Chair of the AALS Section for the Law School Dean in 2014. He was selected #8 in the National Jurist’s 2013 “Most Influential People in Legal Education.”
Prior to teaching full time, Katz was a partner in the employment law group at Davis, Graham & Stubbs, and a law clerk to David M. Ebel on the U.S. Court of Appeals. In his spare time, he flies search and rescue missions for the Civil Air Patrol.
Click here for a list of Dean Katz’s recent presentations.
- Administrative Issues and Incentives in Curricular Change, co-authored with Kenneth Margolis, chapter in Beyond Best Practices (Lexis) (forthcoming September 2014).
- Teaching Professional Identity in Law School, 42 The Colorado Lawyer, Issue 10 (October 2013).
- Facilitating Better Law Teaching – Now, 62 Emory Law Journal 823 (2013).
- Analyzing Carnegie's Reach: The Contingent Nature of Innovation, co-authored with Stephen Daniels and William M. Sullivan, The Journal of Legal Education, forthcoming.
- Hoisted by their Own Petard: Struve Applies Pretext Analysis to the Court, Finds Justices’ Motives Questionable, http://worklaw.jotwell.com/ (January 21, 2011).