Sarah Katz
Assistant Clinical Professor of Law

Sarah Katz joined the Temple Law faculty as Visiting Clinical Professor in July 2012.  Prior to her arrival at Temple, Katz was a supervising attorney in the Family Advocacy Unit at Community Legal Services in Philadelphia, Pa. There, she was responsible for direct representation of parents in civil child abuse and neglect cases; management and training of new attorneys, paralegals and certified law students; policy and advocacy work at the city and state levels; and community and continuing legal education.  She also served as an adjunct professor at Temple Law and a Lecturer in Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, teaching “Parent, Child, and the State.” Katz began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Norma L. Shapiro, Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Katz is active in the Nicholas A. Cipriani Family Law Inn of Court. She is on the Steering Committee of the American Bar Association Center for Children and the Law’s Parent Representation Project. Katz also serves on the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the Philadelphia  Bar Association.

Katz earned her J.D. at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2003 and her B.A. at Columbia University in 1997.

J.D., University of Pennsylvania
B.A., Columbia University

Select Publications

Sarah Katz, When the Child is a Parent: Effective Advocacy for Teen Parents in the Child Welfare System, 79 Temple L. Rev. 535 (2007).

Sarah Katz & Barbara Bennett Woodhouse, Martyrs, the Media and the Web: Examining a Grassroots Children's Rights Movement Through the Lens of Social Movement Theory, 5 Whittier J. of Child & Family Advocacy 121 (Spring 2006).

Marty Beyer, Gillian Blair, Sarah Katz, Sandra Simkins, &Annie Steinberg, A Better Way to Spend $500,000: How the Juvenile Justice System Fails Girls, 18 Wisc. Women’s L.J. 51 (Spring 2003).

Sarah Katz & Sandra Simkins, Criminalizing Abused Girls, 8 Violence Against Women 1474 (Dec. 2002).

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