Howard Katz engages history, Constitution and future of legal education
Elon Law Professor Howard Katz was one of 25 professors and the only full-time law faculty member to participate in a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) program on Westward Expansion and the Constitution in the Early American republic. He was also selected as one of 22 law professors and deans to participate in a Wolters Kluwer conference on the future of legal education.
Katz participated in the July 16-27 NIH program on Westward Expansion and the Constitution in the Early American Republic, jointly sponsored by the Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage and the Department of History at the University of Oklahoma. The description of the program follows:
“This two-week National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute offers a comprehensive examination of westward expansion and the Constitution in the early American republic, one that focuses on the role of government and constitutional limits in a nation that aggressively extended its borders … this Institute portrays American expansion as a halting, debated, and contingent set of experiences that included crucial questions central to citizenship, race, ethnicity, and, of course, the Constitution.”
Katz was invited by Wolters Kluwer publishers to be one of 22 law professors and deans to participate in their first annual Legal Education Leading Edge conference, taking place July 14 in Chicago. The conference, modeled on events such as TedX and SciFoo, is described as a, “forum for idea sharing, collaboration, debate, and innovation for hand-picked leaders from the world of U.S. legal education.”