Lewis R. Katz

John C. Hutchins Professor of Law
School of Law

A specialist in criminal law whose primary interest is the Fourth Amendment, Lewis Katz was called an "expert in criminal law" by the New York Times. His books and articles have been cited in more than 400 cases and legal articles by numerous courts including the United States Supreme Court. He is the author of The Justice Imperative (1980), Know Your Rights (1993), and Ohio Arrest Search and Seizure (2005), and co-author of six other books: Justice Is the Crime (1972), New York Suppression Manual (1992), Ohio Felony Sentencing Law (2004), Ohio Criminal Justice (2005), Questions & Answers: Criminal Procedures (2003), and Baldwin's Ohio Practice: Criminal Law (2003). A longtime member of our faculty (since 1966), he teaches both Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure. Katz directed the Graduate Program for Foreign Students in U.S. Legal Studies from 1992-2019.  

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Education

Juris Doctor
Indiana University
1963
Bachelor of Arts
Queens College
1959