Avery W. Katz

Program Fellow
  • Columbia Law School
    Milton Handler Professor of Law and Vice Dean

Professor Avery W. Katz teaches at Columbia Law School, where his course offerings have included Contracts, Commercial Transactions, Deals, Payment Systems, Sales Transactions: Domestic and International, Secured Transactions, and Economic Reasoning and the Law. Prior to joining the Columbia faculty in 2000, he was a Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center (1995 - 1999) and Director of the school's John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics (1998 - 1999). Before Georgetown, Professor Katz began his teaching career at the University of Michigan Law School, where he held several professorships, including as an assistant professor of economics from 1986 to 1993; assistant professor of law from 1987 to 1993; and professor of law from 1993 to 1994.


  • B.A. (Economics), University of Michigan (1980)
  • M.A. (Economics), Harvard University (1983)
  • J.D., Harvard University (1985)
  • Ph.D., (Economics), Harvard University (1986)
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