Judge Gary S. Katzmann was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as a Judge of the United States Court of International Trade on September 15, 2016. Prior to this appointment, he served from 2004 to 2016, upon appointment by Governor Mitt Romney, as an Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court, adjudicating the full array of civil and criminal matters.
Judge Katzmann received his A.B., summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia College, an M.Litt. from Oxford University, an M.P.P.M. from the Yale School of Management, and a J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal. He served as a law clerk to Judge Leonard B. Sand of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and to then Judge Stephen G. Breyer of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and now Justice of the Supreme Court.
Judge Katzmann was an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Massachusetts, where he variously held the positions of Chief Appellate Attorney, Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, and Chief Legal Counsel, and engaged in criminal and civil litigation in the trial and appellate courts. He also served on detail to the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. as an Associate Deputy Attorney General focusing on criminal justice policy, and on detail to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He is a recipient of the Department of Justice’s Director’s Awards for excellence in appellate advocacy, and for a successful terrorism prosecution.
Judge Katzmann has been a Lecturer at Harvard Law School and a Research Associate at Harvard Law School’s Center for Criminal Justice. He has been a Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the Governance Institute, directing a project on juvenile justice. He has also taught at Yale and has been a member of the faculty of the NYU Law School New Appellate Judges Seminar. Judge Katzmann’s publications include the book, Inside the Criminal Process. He is also the editor and contributing author of Securing Our Children’s Future: New Approaches to Juvenile Justice and Youth Violence. He has been actively engaged in civic education of school children.
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Law Clerk Hiring Policies: Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter, law school transcript, at least two letters of reference and writing sample. Law review or other writing experience and an interest in international trade law and/or administrative law are considered in ranking applicants. Clerks must be willing to travel when the Judge sits by designation on other federal courts. Please refer to Judge Katzmann’s profile on the Online System for Clerkship Application and Review (OSCAR) for current hiring policies and needs.
Intern Vacancies: Judge Katzmann accepts applications for interns who will work with him on court cases. Applicants should submit a single PDF, if possible, including a resume, cover letter, law school transcript, college transcript, and writing sample to GSK_Applications@cit.uscourts.gov with subject line “Internship Application.” Taking a course covering administrative law issues prior to the internship will be helpful. Please note that all internships are unpaid positions. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis. Deadlines are as follows: November 1 for spring applicants, February 1 for summer applicants, and August 1 for fall applicants. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, internship applications for remote positions may be considered if the situation so warrants. Only applicants selected for an interview will be notified.