Robert A. Katz, J.D.

Robert Katz joined the law school faculty in the fall of 2001. He holds a joint appointment with the law school and the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy at IUPUI, and is on the Affiliate Faculty of the Indiana University Center for Bioethics. Prior to his appointment, he served as the Harry A. Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School. From 1993 to 1997, he was a trial attorney with the Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. He also served as executive director of a charitable foundation in Massachusetts, which awarded grants and operated programs to promote education and philanthropic giving by young people.

An honors graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, where he served as comment editor for the University of Chicago Law Review, Professor Katz clerked for the Honorable Stephen G. Breyer, formerly Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. His research interests include legal issues relating to the nonprofit sector, a charitable giving, and health law.

Professor Katz article "Too Much of a Good Thing: When Charitable Gifts Augment Victim Compensation," was recently published in the DePaul Law Review as part of a symposium issue on the impact of September 11th on civil justice. 53 DePaul L Rev 547. In September 2004, Professor Katz will present a paper at the Health Law Scholars' Workshop at the Center for Health law Studies at Saint Louis University. This paper will examine the transplantation of human tissue and the relationship between nonprofit and for-profit entities that procure, process, and distribute these tissues.

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Robert A. Katz, J.D.
Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis
Lawrence W. Inlow Hall, Rm 320
530 W. New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3225

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