Harriet  Katz

Harriet Katz

Clinical Professor

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Law Office: E217
V: (856) 225-6407
F: (856) 225-6666

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Professor Katz directs the law school's Externship Program, an extensive clinical opportunity for third-year students.  Her research publications have concerned skills education and externship pedagogy to help students develop professionally. She teaches Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiation, in addition to teaching seminars connected with the Externship Program.

Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty in 1993, she served as a clinical supervisor in the on-campus legal clinic at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and spent several years in legal services and public interest practice.

Professor Katz participates in scholarly colloquia across the country on topics related to externships, clinical legal education and student professional development.


Skills and Writing in Externship  (Clin. L. Rev. 2014)

Stories and Students: Mentoring Professional Development (Journal of Legal Education 2011)

Toward a New World of Externships: Introduction to Papers from Externships 4 and Externships 5 (Clinical Law Review 2010) (with Alex Scherr)

Encouraging Continued Personal Assessment Within the Framework of Skills Courses (forthcoming, in Friedland & Hess, Teaching the Law School Curriculum, Vol. 2)

Counseling Externship Students, (Clin. L. Rev. 2009)

Evaluating the Skills Curriculum: Challenges and Opportunities for Law Schools, (Mercer Law Review 2008)

Reconsidering Collaboration and Modeling: Enriching Clinical Pedagogy, (Gonzaga Law Review 2006)

Student Journals to Increase Reflection on Legal Practice and on Personal Professional Development, in Steven Friedland & Gerald F. Hess, Eds., Teaching the Law School Curriculum (2004)

Evaluation in the Process of Mentoring Student Professional Development, 10 Clin. L. Rev. 581 (2004)(with Cynthia Batt)

Using Faculty Tutorials to Foster Externship Students' Critical Reflection, 5 Clin. L. Rev. 437 (1999)

Personal Journals in Law School Externship Programs: Improving Pedagogy, 1 T. M. Cooley J. of Prac. and Clin. L. 7 (1997)

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