Professor Katz is Professor of Law and John S. Grimes Fellow at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.  He is a Senior Research Fellow at the ADL Center for Antisemitism Research. He serves on the Academic Advisory Board of Justice, the legal magazine of the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists.

Professor Katz earned a J.D. with honors from the University of Chicago Law School and an A.B. magna cum laude in Government from Harvard College. He was a clerk to the Honorable Stephen G. Breyer, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, prior to his becoming a Supreme Court justice. Before joining the IU McKinney faculty in 2001, he was a Bigelow Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, executive director of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division’s Federal Programs Branch, and an associate at a consulting firm to nonprofit organizations.  

Professor Katz is currently writing a casebook and accompanying course entitled Antisemitism and the Law, the first of its kind, which explores how the law has abetted antisemitism and legal strategies for reducing it.  He co-organized the inaugural Law vs. Antisemitism Conference hosted by IU McKinney in March 2022, the first law school conference on the subject.  His larger project is to develop antisemitism and the law as a field of study and instruction by systematizing legal topics studied piecemeal or not at all and to develop actionable knowledge to help advocates combat antisemitism through law.  His research is supported by the ADL and the Academic Engagement Network.  In addition to his scholarship and teaching, Professor Katz has litigated several civil rights cases and advocates on behalf of civil rights and Jewish concerns.