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Robert Allen Katzmann

U.S. Courthouse

40 Foley Square, Room 401

New York, New York 10007

(212) 857-2420 (t)



Personal —  Robert Allen Katzmann was born in 1953.  He began service for the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit in 1999, appointed by President William J. Clinton.


Academic — Prior to assuming the bench, Judge Katzmann was Walsh Professor of Government, and a Professor of Law and Public Policy at Georgetown University from 1992 to 1999.  He was a Visiting Professor at UCLA from 1990 to 1992.  Judge Katzmann was an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Public Policy Program from 1987 to 1992 and an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center from 1984 to 1989.  From 1987 to 1999 he was a Visiting Fellow for the Government Studies Program at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.  Additionally, Judge Katzmann has taught at the N.Y.U School of Law and University of Oregon.  He was President of The Governance Institute from 1986 to 1999 and a Senior Fellow Research Associate at the Brookings Institution from 1981 to 1986.  He is an accomplished author in the areas of law and political science. 


Clerkships — Robert Allen Katzmann was a Law Clerk for The Honorable Hugh H. Bownes of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit from 1980 to 1981.


Education — Judge Katzmann received his JD from Yale Law School in 1980.  He graduated from Harvard with an AM and PhD in 1977 and 1978 respectively.  In 1973 he obtained his undergraduate degree from Columbia College.


“United States Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, Appointed July 16, 1999, Nominated by President Clinton” -

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