Ben A. Schatz

  • Lecturer in Law

Ben A. Schatz is a Supervising Attorney at the Center for Appellate Litigation. He is also the Co-Founder and Co-Director of Books Beyond Bars, which sends free reading materials to individuals incarcerated in New York's prisons and jails.

Ben has represented clients on matters pending in federal and state courts at all levels, including the Supreme Court of the United States and the New York Court of Appeals. Before joining CAL, Ben served as law clerk to the Honorable Ronnie Abrams, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. He also handled high-profile First Amendment and complex commercial matters at the law firm of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP.

Ben is a past recipient of The Legal Aid Society’s Pro Bono Publico Award and a two-time recipient of Sanctuary for Families’ Above & Beyond Pro Bono Achievement Award. He graduated magna cum laude from Washington University School of Law in 2008.