Former Dean of Sturm College of Law Is Honored
Martin J. Katz has been awarded the 2016 Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Award. Katz served as dean of the Sturm College of Law from 2009 to 2016 and currently is a professor in the college teaching constitutional law, and employment and labor law.
The Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers (ETL) initiative was started by the DU-based Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS). This award recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to innovation in legal education. Katz is only the second recipient of this award.
“Marty has vision, he has courage and innovation, he is decisive and humble, and he instills in people the notion that we can do this,” says Rebecca Love Kourlis, executive director of IAALS. “He is absolutely the personification of everything the award stands for.”
Katz is a founding board member of ETL, a national consortium of law schools that are leading efforts to improve the legal education. The award was presented during the fifth annual Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers conference in Denver.
“I am truly honored by this award, as IAALS and ETL represent the best of our profession,” says Katz. “It is hard to imagine a group of people that accomplish more or who are more fun to work with. I feel lucky to be a part of this movement at this time, and to be part of this organization.”