Memphis Law professor Katharine Traylor Schaffzin has been selected by the University of Memphis Faculty Senate to serve as the faculty representative on the inaugural Board of Trustees for the University of Memphis. Professor Schaffzin will serve as a Trustee for a two-year term.

"The UofM has a strong leadership foundation in place, and we could not be more pleased with the announcement of Katharine Schaffzin as the ninth member of the Board of Trustees. Her professional background and unparalleled commitment to our University will bring insightful perspectives to our Board," said University of Memphis President M. David Rudd.

Schaffzin is in her eighth year as a professor at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. She previously taught at the University of North Dakota School of Law and Temple University Beasley School of Law. Before she began teaching, Schaffzin represented clients as a construction litigation associate at Pepper Hamilton, LLP, in Philadelphia, and Mazur, Carp & Rubin, P.C., in New York. She also served as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge James Knoll Gardner.

Schaffzin earned a juris doctor and a master of laws degree from Temple University and a Bachelor's degree from LaSalle University.