Katheleen Guzman

Contact Information

Areas of Interest

  • Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship
  • Earl Sneed Centennial Professor of Law
  • MAPCO/Williams Presidential Professor

Education

B.A., with honors, University of Arkansas

J.D., with highest honors, University of Arkansas

LL.M., Yale Law School

About

Katheleen Guzman joined the law faculty in 1993, serving as Associate Director of the Law Center and Associate Dean of Academics from 2003-2006. She has taught property, wills and trusts, advanced trusts, Indian land titles, land use, and real estate transactions, and writes in related areas.

Guzman graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law, where she served as articles editor for the Arkansas Law Review and received the Outstanding Law Student Award from the National Association of Women Lawyers. After then earning an LL.M. from the Yale Law School,  Guzman worked as a litigation associate with the Philadelphia firm of Dilworth Paxson. She has been a visiting professor of law at Villanova.

Guzman currently works on an Oklahoma wills and trusts treatise with Professor Mark Gillett, with whom she co-authored Gillett, Guzman and Bruns, Fiduciary Accounting: Principles, Modern Applications, Illustrations (ALI-ABA 2010). She has written a variety of articles on the intersections between property, culture, and law, most recently exploring the sociolegal parameters of testamentary intent and the diffuse boundaries between speculative property interests and the expectancy. A member of the Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Arkansas Bars, she has written for numerous section publications and lectures nationally to students preparing to sit for the bar examination.

Guzman was named the MAPCO/Williams Presidential Professor in 2000 and the Earl Sneed Centennial Professor of Law in 2015. She currently serves as an Associate Special Justice on the Cheyenne & Arapaho Supreme Court, and as a Regional Representative on the Yale Law School Association Executive Committee. 

Additional Information

Publications

About Outing: Public Discourse, Private Lives

1995

73 Wash. U. L. Q. 1531

Property, Progeny, Body Part: Assisted Reproduction and the Transfer of Wealth

1997

31 U. C. Davis L. Rev. 193

Give or Take an Acre: Property Norms and the Indian Land Consolidation Act

2000

85 Iowa L. Rev. 595

Essay: What Price Paternity

2000

53 Okla. L. Rev. 77

Clothes for the Emperor

2001

54 Okla. L. Rev. 46

Releasing the Expectancy

2002

34 Ariz. St. L.J. 775

Managing Assets: The Oklahoma Uniform Principal and Income Act

2003

56 Okla. L. Rev. 1

Gillett, Guzman and Bruns, Fiduciary Accounting: Principles, Modern Applications, Illustrations

(ALI-ABA 2010)

Intents and Purposes

2011

60 U. Kan. L. Rev. 305

Where Strict Meets Substantial: Oklahoma Standards for the Execution of a Will

2014

66 Okla. L. Rev. 543

Worthier for Whom?

2016

68 Okla. L. Rev. 779

Dependent Disclaimers

Forthcoming 2017

42 ACTEC Law Journal ___

Awards & Honors

Merrick Foundation Teaching Award, University of Oklahoma, 2008

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence Medal for Excellence (Research University), 2014

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