Betton (BK) Katzmann (they/them) is graduating from Temple Law this year and joining Ballard Spahr as a public finance associate in the fall. BK brings experience navigating law school and entering the legal profession as a nonbinary, queer, and non-traditional student. As Political Action Chair for OUTLaw, BK coordinated law student participation in the Philly Trans March, shepherded multiple support groups to connect students during school-from-home, and founded a support group for trans/nonbinary students. With the mentorship of diversity organizations like the LGBTQ+ Bar, BK organized a Zoom meet-and-greet to connect trans law students with trans legal professionals. Through their leadership, Temple Law’s Name Change Project has deepened its connections to the Philadelphia community and grown to support over forty clients annually. Prior to law school, BK worked as a math and Spanish teacher, as a nonprofit administrator, and as a bookseller at the iconic Giovanni’s Room. BK has presented on nonbinary inclusion at the Philly Trans Wellness Conference and privately for schools and summer camps. BK received their master’s degree in Intercultural Studies from Dublin City University in Ireland through the George J. Mitchell Scholarship and obtained their undergraduate degrees from the University of Georgia through the Bernard Ramsey Honors Scholarship.
Beyond the Binary: Identity, Inclusion, and Legal Issues