Katherine Shaw Spaht
Louisiana State University
Jules F. and Frances L. Landry Professor of Law, Louisiana State Univeristy. Her areas specialization are family law, community property law, and successions and donations. As the drafter of Louisiana's covenant marriage statute and subsequent amedments to the law in 1999, 2001, 2004, Spaht has written extensively on that subject, as well as Louisiana's community property system and its unique law of forced heirship. Noted titles include Covenant Marriage and the Law of Conflict of Law, Louisiana's Covenant Marriage: Social Analisys and Legal Implication, For the Sake of the Children: Recapturing the Meaning of Marriage, and Why Covenant Marriage May Prove Effective as a Response to the Culture of Divorce.