Robert A. Katzmann

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Robert A. Katzmann

Judge Katzmann originated the idea for IJC and advanced its creation. In 2007, Judge Katzmann delivered the Marden Lecture of the New York City Bar Association, “The Legal Profession and the Unmet Needs of the Immigrant Poor,” and later launched the Study Group on Immigrant Representation. He received his A.B. summa cum laude from Columbia College, A.M. and Ph.D in government from Harvard University, and a J.D. from the Yale Law School.

Before his appointment to the federal bench in 1999, he was a professor at Georgetown University and a fellow at the Brookings Institution. The author of several books and articles, he has received many awards, including the Learned Hand Medal of the Federal Bar Council, and delivered the James Madison Lecture at NYU School of Law. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.