Andrea Katz

Associate Professor of Law
J.D., Yale Law School
Ph.D., Political Science, Yale University
B.A., Comparative Literature, B.A. Japanese, Yale University
research interests:
  • Constitutional Law
  • Presidential Power
  • Comparative Law
  • Legal Philosophy and History
  • Administrative Law
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    Andrea Scoseria Katz is an Associate Professor of Law at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. Professor Katz teaches and writes about constitutional law, with a focus on the development of presidential power. Drawing from constitutional law, legal history, and political theory, her work explores questions of constitutional design, the separation of powers, and popular attitudes toward the constitution. Other work explores the origins of the modern administrative state in the Progressive Era (1890-1920), with an eye to the legality and legitimacy of administrative power.

    With family roots in Latin America, Professor Katz also believes in the usefulness of applying a comparative lens to constitutional law. She has published work on courts, constitutional amendments, and presidential power in countries including Brazil, Colombia, and Uruguay.

    Professor Katz received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University, her J.D. from Yale Law School, and her bachelors’ degree from Yale College. After law school, Professor Katz clerked at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, for Judge András Sajó. She also held a clerkship in the District of Massachusetts for Senior District Judge Michael A. Ponsor. She has been a visiting researcher at the University of Rio de Janeiro, the University of São Paulo, and the University of Tokyo, and spent last year in residence at NYU Law School as a Golieb Fellow in Legal History before joining the Washington University faculty in Fall 2020.