Sarah Katz, JD

Achieving Racial Justice For Families Through Legal Education and Advocacy

Sarah Katz currently serves as a Stoneleigh Fellow and Clinical Professor of Law at Temple University, where she also leads the Family Law Litigation Clinic, handling custody, child and spousal support, adoption, and other family law matters in Philadelphia Family Court. She is a nationally acclaimed expert in trauma-informed legal advocacy and teaching, and her Fellowship work is an outgrowth of that research. As a Stoneleigh Fellow, she is creating resources to engage the legal community in advocacy that is centered in and responsive to the needs of those impacted by racialized harm in the child protection system.

Previously, Sarah was a supervising attorney in the Family Advocacy Unit at Community Legal Services in Philadelphia. There, she was responsible for direct representation of parents in civil child abuse and neglect cases; management and training of new attorneys, paralegals and certified law students; policy and advocacy work at the city and state levels; and community and continuing legal education.  She also served as an adjunct professor at Temple Law and a Lecturer in Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Sarah is an executive committee member of both the Nicholas A. Cipriani Family Law Inn of Court, and the Family Law Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.  She also serves on the Juvenile Court Rules Committee of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court

Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania.

Stoneleigh Fellow

2023 – 2026

Clinical Professor of Law

Temple University


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