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Lewis Robert Katz

Lewis Robert Katz, American law educator. Bar: Ind 1963, Ohio 1971. Recipient Distinguished Teacher award Case West Reserve University Law Alumni Association, Teacher of Year award Case Western Reserve University, 1999; National Defender Project of National Legal Aid and Defender Association fellow, 1968. Member regional board Anti-Defamation League; past trustee Women's Law Fund. Member American Bar Association.


  • Katz, Lewis Robert was born on November 15, 1938 in New York City. Son of Samuel and Rose (Turoff) Katz.

  • Education

    • AB, Queens College, 1959. Juris Doctor, Indiana University, 1963.


    • Associate Snyder, Bunger, Cotner & Harrell, Bloomington, Indiana, 1963-1965. Instructor University Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, 1965-1966. Assistant professor Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, 1966-1968, associate professor, 1968-1971, professor, since 1971, John C. Hutchins professor law, since 1973.

      Director Center for Criminal Justice, Case Western Reserve University, 1973-1991, director foreign graduate studies, since 1992. Consultant criminal justice agencies.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Ind 1963, Ohio 1971.



    Member regional board Anti-Defamation League. Past trustee Women's Law Fund. Member American Bar Association.


    • Married Jan Karen Daugherty, January 14, 1964. Children: Brett Elizabeth, Adam Kenneth, Tyler Jessica.
    • father: Samuel Katz
    • mother: Rose (Turoff) Katz
    • spouse: Jan Karen Daugherty
    • children: Brett Elizabeth Katz
    • Adam Kenneth Katz
    • Tyler Jessica Katz
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    Born November 15, 1938