Areas of Expertise
Rights of prisoners to health care; law of nonprofit organizations; law of health care organizations; wills and trusts; First Amendment; religious freedom restoration acts.
In addition to his teaching positions in the IU McKinney School of Law and the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, professor Robert Katz also does work in civil rights litigation and advocacy. He is co-counsel in a class action that seeks to compel the Indiana Department of Corrections to provide life-saving treatment to inmates suffering from the Hepatitis C virus. He was co-counsel in Lee v. Pence, which successfully challenged Indiana's ban on same-sex marriage. In March 2015, professor Katz testified in opposition to the proposed Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act before the House Judiciary Committee of the Indiana General Assembly.
Professor Katz joined the faculty of IU McKinney in fall 2001 and is an affiliate faculty member at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. He teaches courses on the law of nonprofit organizations, health care organizations, trusts and estates, First Amendment, and law and religion. His scholarly interests include charity law, social enterprise, LGBTQ issues, religious freedom, prisoner rights and health law.View full bio
Updated on: January 6, 2020