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Katherine H. Federle

Katherine H. Federle

Katherine H. Federle

Professor of Law


Areas of Expertise

  • child abuse and neglect
  • child custody, support, and visitation
  • juvenile law


  • J.D. Seattle University School of Law, 1973
  • LL.M. Georgetown University, 1986

Katherine Hunt Federle (J.D. Seattle University School of Law, 1973; LL.M. Georgetown University, 1986) is Professor of Law, Director of the Justice for Children Project, and Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Law and Policy Studies. Her areas of expertise include: juvenile law; child custody, support, and visitation; and child abuse and neglect. She has given Congressional briefings on law-related education and child witnesses, is a frequent speaker at conferences around the world on issues pertaining to children's rights and criminal law, and has written numerous articles on the rights of children. She serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Children's Rights, the Ohio State Bar Association Juvenile Justice Committee, the Ohio Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Children, Families, and the Courts Subcommittee on Legal Representation, and the Franklin County Juvenile Justice Community Planning Initiative. She is the co-chair of the Child Welfare Subcommittee of the American Bar Association Litigation Section's Children's Rights Committee and a member of the Children’s Rights Working Group.