Elizabeth Katz

Associate Professor of Law

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Elizabeth D. Katz is a legal historian who is an expert on family law, criminal law and U.S. legal history, including women’s right to hold public office.

She teaches first-year criminal law, family law, and a seminar on the law’s treatment of race and religion in family contexts, historically and today.

Immediately prior to joining Washington University Law, she was the inaugural fellow in Stanford Law School’s Center for Law and History.


Katz named 2022 Haub Law Emerging Scholar

Katz named 2022 Haub Law Emerging Scholar

Elizabeth Katz, associate professor of law at Washington University School of Law, has been selected as the 2021-2022 Haub Law Emerging Scholar in Gender & Law by Pace University for her paper “Sex, Suffrage, and State Constitutional Law: Women’s Legal Right to Hold Public Office.”
100 years after ratification

100 years after ratification

Four faculty members share their thoughts on the complicated history of the women’s suffrage movement, the ratification of the 19th Amendment, and their hopes for what we might do today to honor the anniversary.