Katherine M. Frank received her B.A. in Philosophy from Barnard College in 1981, magna cum laude. She then received her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 1986, her LL.M from Yale Law School in 1993, and her J.S.D. from Yale Law School in 1998, Dissertation: Because of Sex.
She has worked as a Professor of Law at Columbia University School of Law since 2000. Previously, she has worked as the Associate Professor of Law at Fordham Law School from 1997-2000, the Associate Professor of Law at University of Arizona College of Law from 1995-1997, the Executive Director of the National Lawyers Guild from 1990 to 1991, the Supervising Attorney at New York City Commission on Human Rights from 1987-1990, and as the Founder and Director of AIDS and Employment Project in San Francisco, CA from 1986-1987.
In addition, she is a member of the Law and Society Association, the Society of American Law Teachers, and the American Society for Legal History.