Katherine G. Howard

Katherine earned her J.D. summa cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law, where she graduated first in her class.  While in law school, Katherine served as an articles editor for the Georgia Law Review and was a teaching assistant for Contracts and Constitutional Law.  Katherine also participated in the Criminal Defense Practicum and the Capital Assistance Project, where she aided in the defense of indigent clients facing capital charges.  

While in law school, Katherine interned with the Orleans Public Defender, the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, and SCOTUSblog.  After graduation, Katherine clerked for the Honorable Jill A. Pryor of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. 

Did you know?  Katherine lives in a fixer-upper in Buffalo’s Elmwood Village with her husband, Ben, and boxer mix, Djuna.



  • The University of Georgia, B.A., cum laude and with honors
  • The University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude


  • Note, You Have the Right to Free Speech: Retaliatory Arrests and the Pretext of Probable Cause, 51 Ga. L. Rev. 607 (2017).


  • Jesse and Dan MacDougald Memorial Award for First Honor Graduate and Isaac Meinhard Award for Highest Academic Average
  • Philip H. Alston, Jr. Distinguished Law Fellowship
  • Order of the Coif
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law I, Constitutional Law II, Evidence, Legal Research and Writing