Duquesne University School of Law

Howard E. Katz, J.D.

Professor of Law by Courtesy

Office: Hanley Hall 228

Phone Number: 412.396.5222

E-Mail Address: katzh@duq.edu

Education: J.D., Harvard Law School
B.A., Political Science, Case Western Reserve University

Howard E. Katz is a professor of law by courtesy at Duquesne University School of Law, where he teaches contracts and torts. He is the co-author of Strategies and Techniques of Law School Teaching (A Primer for New and Not-So-New Professors), with Kevin O’Neill, and a co-author of Constitutional Law: Cases in Context (2d. ed.) with Randy Barnett.  Katz is also the co-author of Starting Off Right in Contracts and Starting Off Right in Torts, with volumes on criminal law and property forthcoming. 

He has made presentations on teaching methods for law professors at conferences sponsored by the Association of American Law Schools, the Southeastern Association of Law Schools, and the Southeast/Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, among others. Katz has taught at several law schools, including Tulane, George Washington, George Mason, Howard, Cleveland – Marshall, and, most recently, at Elon. For six years he was the director of strategic planning and policy for the Cuyahoga County treasurer, where he was the architect of a low-interest loan program for home improvements in first-ring suburbs that won a national award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  

Katz holds a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.  He earned his undergraduate degree summa cum laude (in political science) from Case Western Reserve University, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Katz helped develop and is the series editor for the new Focus line of casebooks to be published by Wolters Kluwer.

  • Contracts I and II
  • Torts I and II

Howard Katz has made presentations on teaching methods for law professors at conferences sponsored by:

  • Association of American Law Schools
  • Southeastern Association of Law Schools
  • Southeast/Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference
  • and others. 
  • Co-author of Starting Off Right in Contracts and Starting Off Right in Torts, with volumes on Criminal Law and Property forthcoming
  • Series editor for the new Focus line of casebooks to be published by Wolters Kluwer
  • Co-author, Strategies and Techniques of Law School Teaching (A Primer for New and Not-So-New Professors), with Kevin O’Neill
  • Co-author, Constitutional Law: Cases in Context (2d. ed.) with Randy Barnett
  • Co-author of Starting Off Right in Contracts and Starting Off Right in Torts, with volumes on Criminal Law and Property forthcoming