KATHERINE SHAW SPAHT
Jules F. and Frances L. Landry Professor of Law, former Vice Chancellor (1990-1992), Louisiana State University (since 1972)
Obligations, Successions and Donations, Community Property, Family Law (previously taught Security Devices)
Born, 1946; married, 3 children (ages 27, 24, 18); husband, Paul H. Spaht; Kantrow, Spaht, Weaver and Blitzer, Attorney at Law, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
of Mississippi, 1968
Chairman, Louisiana Legislative Task Force on Revision of Child Support Guidelines, 2000-2001.
Member, Board of Visitors, Ave Maria School of Law, 1999 --.
Member, Louisiana Family Law Council (governing body of Louisiana Family Law Section of Bar Association), 1998, 1999 --.
Member, Louisiana Bar Association Committee to Evaluate Implementation of Unified Family Courts, 1999 --.
Honorary Fellow, Louisiana College of Commentators, 1999 --.
Member, Louisiana Legislature's Task Force on Assisted Conception, 1999 --.
Member, American Law Institute; Consultative Group to Advisory Committees on Principles of Family Dissolution and Donative Transfers.
Member, Academic Advisory Committee, Institute for American Values (New York), 1998 ____.
Member, Louisiana Civil Service League, 1997-1999.
Member, Louisiana Bar Association Board of Governors, 1997-1999.
Chairman, Advisory Committee to Joint Legislative Subcommittee Considering Revision of Louisiana's Community Property Law, 1977-1979.
Chairman, Advisory Committee to Joint Legislative Subcommittee Studying Illegitimates' Rights and Succession Law, 1981; member, Advisory Committee to Joint Legislative Subcommittee Studying Illegitimates' Rights, 1979.
Member, Governor's Task Force on Higher Education, 1996.
Member, Governor's Advisory Committee on Needs of Women, 1984-1990.
Member, Governor's Task Force on Selection of the Judiciary, 1988-1989.
Member, Louisiana Chief Justice's Task Force on Women in the Courts, 1989-present.
Council Member, Louisiana Law Institute; Reporter, Committee on "Persons" (revising family law of Louisiana) 1981-present; member, Ad Hoc Committee studying Termination of Community Regime by Death; member, Title I Committee, revising general principles of law and codifying conflict of laws rules; member, Property Committee (revising and codifying law of co-ownership); member, Lease Committee; Ad Hoc Committee of Institute Studying Louisiana's Community Property Law, 1977; Junior Member, 1971.
Member of Baton Rouge and Louisiana Bar Associations; member, Family Law Section of Louisiana Bar Association; former member, Family Law Section of American Bar Association: Marriage Committee, Vice Chairman; Reporter for Louisiana on Law in the 50 States Project [7 years], published in Family Law Quarterly annually; International Society of Family Law, presented paper on Louisiana's Division of Pension Rights at Annual Conference, 1985 in Brussels, Belgium; member, Baton Rouge Assoc. of Women Attorneys.
Member, Examination Committee of Louisiana Bar Association Family Law Specialization Committee.
Author, critical commentary on part of Russian Civil Code for Central and Eastern European Law Initiative, partially a project of ABA.
Reporter, Federal Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Committee (4 years).
Member, LSU Honors College Development Council, 1997-2000.
Recipient of Baton Rouge Association of Women Attorneys first Tribute Award.
Member, Federal Magistrate Selection Committee (3 times).
Member, Bartolus Society.
Speaker, ABA Convention, Family Law Section, August, 1999; AFCC (Asso. of Family and Conciliation Courts), June, 2000; Love and Hate in Public Policy Conference in Washington; Marriage Conferences at Catholic University Law School (Nov., 1997) and BYU Law School (March, 2000).
Numerous speeches for Smart Marriages conferences, state Judicial College, Continuing Legal Education programs (2-3 per year), Bar Association meetings, community groups throughout the state.
Numerous community organizations, including Junior League of Baton Rouge (executive committee), Mortar Board Alumnae, Charity Ball Association (President), Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Friends of Anglo-American Museum, Foundation for Historical Louisiana, Louisiana Arts and Science Center, Friends of the Cabildo, Republican Women's Club.
Numerous Boards: Episcopal High School, Board of Trustees (Vice-President); Women's Resource Center of Woman's Hospital, Louisiana Family Forum Board (Secretary, 1999-2000).
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