The Kate Stoneman Visiting Professorship at Albany Law School celebrates Kate Stoneman's extraordinary achievements, ensuring that her contributions to society are recognized and continued, and to instruct and inspire new generations of students in law and democracy. The Kate Stoneman Visiting Professorship was originally established to bring distinguished visiting professors to Albany Law School.
In 2007, Albany Law School named Katheryn D. Katz '70 the first Kate Stoneman Chair in Law and Democracy. Professor Katz taught in the areas of constitutional law, family law, children in the law and women in the law. She has published more than 30 articles and book chapters around family law and constitutional law. Her research and publication interests include reproductive rights of minors, cloning and embryo donation.
Before joining the Albany Law School faculty, Katz was an assistant professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and engaged in private practice in Albany. She was the founding partner of Powers & Katz, one of the first female law firms in upstate New York. In 1975, Katz was the second female faculty member hired by Albany Law School. Katz received an A.B. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. from Albany Law School. Professor Katz retired in 2009, and passed away in 2012.
FALL 2014Navanethem (Navi) Pillay,Former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
SPRING 2014Hope Lewis,Northeastern University School of Law
SPRING 2013Hilary Charlesworth, Australian National University
FALL 2006Marina AngelProfessor of Law, Temple University School of Law
SPRING 2006Ann ShalleckProfessor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
FALL 2004Qudsia MirzaVisiting Professor of Law, University of Cincinnati College of Law
SPRING 2004Dianne OttoAssociate Professor of Law, University of Melbourne
2003Hon. Yvonne MokgoroJustice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa
2002Penelope Andrews Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law,City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law
2000Martha F. DavisAssociate Dean for Clinical and Experiential Education, Northeastern University School of Law