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Katz Named to Executive Council of ISFL

8/01/05—Boston College Law School is pleased to announce that Sanford N. Katz, Libby Professor of Law, was named to the Executive Council of the International Society of Family Law at the Society’s 12th World Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah in July. Professor Katz moderated one of the Plenary Sessions and a panel at the Conference.

Professor Katz was one of the founders of the Society in 1973. He served as President from 1981-l984 and has been a member of the Executive Council continuously since 1985. Professor Katz was the convener of the 1982 World Conference, which was held at Harvard Law School. He is the co-editor (with John Eekelaar) of three of the Society’s major publications: Family Violence, Marriage and Cohabitation in Contemporary Societies, and The Resolution of Family Conflict.

The International Society of Family Law is an international scholarly organization dedicated to the study and discussion of problems of family law. At present the Society has more than 575 members (scholars, lawyers, government officials, and other professionals) in more than 60 different countries around the world. Among its many activities, the Society sponsors world conferences and regional international conferences.