Professor Sanford N. Katz , the inaugural holder of The Darald and Juliet Libby Chair, joined the Boston College Law School faculty in 1968 and teaches Family Law and Contracts. The Darald and Juliet Libby Chair is in honor of Michael G. Pierce, S.J. Professor Katz has served as Chairman of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association, President of the International Society of Family Law and Editor-in Chief of the Family Law Quarterly. He is a member of various editorial boards of journals and, in addition to his published articles and books, has been the chief drafter of model child welfare legislation for the federal government. He is a Special Contributor and Consultant for Law for the Fourth Edition of The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Tikva Frymer-Kensky, Ph.D., is Professor of Hebrew Bible and the History of Judaism at the University of Chicago Divinity School. Her areas of specialization include Assyriology and Sumerology, biblical studies, Jewish studies, and women and religion. She is the author of Reading the Women of the Bible (which received a Koret Jewish Book Award in 2002 and a National Jewish Book Award in 2003), In the Wake of the Goddesses, and Motherprayer. She holds an M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University.