About Sanford N. Katz
The inaugural holder of The Darald and Juliet Libby Chair, Professor Sanford N. Katz joined the Boston College Law School faculty in 1968 and teaches Family Law and Contracts. The Darald and Juliet Libby Chair is in honor of Michael G. Pierce, S.J.
Professor Katz has served as Chairman of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association, President of the International Society of Family Law and Editor-in Chief of the Family Law Quarterly. He has been named Editor-in-Chief of the Brill Research Perspectives in Family Law in a Global Society, published by Brill Nijhoff of The Netherlands. He is a member of various editorial boards of journals and, in addition to his published articles and books, has been the chief drafter of model child welfare legislation for the federal government. He is a Special Contributor and Consultant for Law for the Fourth Edition of The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Professor Katz clerked for Chief Judge Marvin Jones, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in 1958-59.
Honors and Awards
- Named to the Scientific Committee of the International Society of Family Law World conference (2005)
- Named to the Scientific Committee of the International SocRecipient of the Special Service Award from the BC Law Alumni Association at Law Day (2004)
- Fall 2016: No courses taught
- Spring 2017: No courses taught
Sanford N. Katz
Professor of Law
Boston College Law School
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Newton Center, MA 02459
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Family Law in America, Second Edition (2014)
Discusses the evolution of same-sex marriage rights and the way these rights affect family law Considers definitions of formal and informal marriage, analyzing the extent to which relationships established before marriage are regulated Describes legislative ...
Recommendations for a Model Family Court: A Report from the National Family Court Symposium (1991)
With the rise in the popularity of the family court concept, the Council recently moved toward a more complete understanding of the concept in all States by securing a grant from the State Justice Institute ...
Preserving the Family Through Change for the Sake of Future Generations Droit de la Familie (2011)
Within the last fifty years, a transformation has taken place in American law. Before then, family relationships, like parent-child relationship, were clearly defined by biology or adoption. Marriage was defined by gender. Marriage certificates and ...