Equality, Privacy and Lesbian and Gay Rights After Lawrence v. Texas
November 7, 2003
Mary Becker, the Co-Director of the Family Law Center, teaches in the areas of comparative family law, contracts, critical legal theory, and domestic violence. As a visiting professor, Professor Becker has taught at Harvard, Northwestern, Georgetown, DePaul, and Chicago-Kent. She has written and lectured extensively on numerous topics, particularly feminist theory, family law, and lesbian and gay issues. She is one of the organizers of the Illinois Clemency Project for Battered Women, a feminist activist, and served as the AALS liaison to the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession. Professor Becker holds a B.A. from Loyola University of Chicago and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
William Eskridge, Jr., the John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence, specializes in areas of legislation and sexuality/gender law. He has been a visiting professor at NYU, Harvard, Stanford, and Yale. He has written extensively in the areas of legislation and sexuality, including Legislation: Statutes and the Creation of Public Policy (with P.P. Frickey), 1988 (2nd ed., 1994; 3rd ed., 2001), Equality Practice: Civil Unions and the Future of Gay Rights (2001), and Gaylaw: Challenging the Apartheid of the Closet (1999). Professor Eskridge holds a B.A. from Davidson College, an M.A. from Harvard, and a J.D. from Yale Law School.
Martha A. Fineman, the Dorothea S. Clarke Professor of Feminist Jurisprudence, is an authority on family law and feminist jurisprudence. Her scholarly interest is in the legal regulation of intimacy. Professor Fineman is founder and director of the Feminism and Legal Theory Project, which was inaugurated in 1984. She has received awards for her writing and teaching and has served on several government study commissions. She has authored many books including Feminism Confronts Homo Economicus (ed. with Terence Dougherty) (2002) and The Neutered Mother, the Sexual Family, and other Twentieth Century Tragedies (2002). Professor Fineman holds a B.A. from Temple University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
Charles Fried, the Beneficial Professor of Law, is an expert in the area of constitutional law. Professor Fried has also done research in the areas of expert evidence and legal and moral philosophy. Recent publications by Professor Fried include Making Tort Law: What Should Be Done and Who Should Do It, with David Rosenberg (2003), Comment-Five to Four: Reflections on the School Voucher Case, 116 HARVARD LAW REVIEW 163 (2002), and An Unreasonable Reaction to a Reasonable Decision, Bush v. Gore: The Questions of Legitimacy (2002). Professor Fried holds an A.B. from Princeton University, a B.A. from Oxford University, a J.D. from Columbia Law School, and an M.A. from Oxford University.
Berta E. Hernandez-Truyol, the Levin Mabie & Levin Professor of Law, specializes in international human rights, issues of gender/race in the law, and employment discrimination. She has been a visiting professor at Georgetown and has been published extensively including Human Rights, Globalization and Culture: Centering Personhood in International Narrative in MORAL IMPERIALISM: A CRITICAL ANTHOLOGY (2002) and Out of the Shadows: Traversing the Imaginary of Sameness, Difference and Relationalism - A Human Rights Proposal, 17 WIS. WOMEN'S L.J. 111 (2002). Professor Hernandez-Truyol holds a B.A. from Cornell University, a J.D. from Albany Law School of Union University, and an LL.M. from the New York University School of Law.
Christopher Kendall, Associate Professor, has published extensively in Australia, the United States and Canada. His research and writing focuses on law and sexuality, hate speech and the harms of pornography, sex equality and intellectual property issues. Professor Kendall is the national editor of Intellectual Property Forum, the law journal of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand. In 2002, he was appointed Director of the Asia Pacific Intellectual Property Law Institute. Professor Kendall holds a B.A. and LL.B. from Queens University in Ontario, Canada and an LL.M. and S.J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.
Andrew Koppelman, Professor of Law and Political Science and the George C.Dix Professor of Constitutional Law, is an expert in constitutional law and political philosophy. His current research focuses on paternalism and perfectionism in the law, with a special attention to the enforcement of morals. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Texas at Austin and has had the following books published: The Gay Rights Question in Contemporary American Law (2002) and Antidiscrimination Law and Social Equality (1996). Professor Koppelman holds an A.B. from the University of Chicago, an M.A. from Yale University, a J.D. from Yale Law School, and Ph.D. from Yale University.
L. Michael Seidman, Professor of Law, teaches a variety of courses in the fields of constitutional law and criminal law and procedure. He is co-author of a constitutional law casebook and the author of several articles concerning criminal justice and constitutional law. His most recent books include Constitutional Law: Equal Protection of the Laws (2002), Our Unsettled Constitution: A New Defense of Constitutionalism and Judicial Review (2001), and Constitutional Law with Mark V. Tushnet et al. (2001). Professor Seidman holds an A.B. from the University of Chicago and J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Marc Spindelman, Assistant Professor of Law, teaches in the areas of constitutional law, family law, health law, and bioethics. Professor Spindelman's research interests include sex equality theory, queer theory, contemporary approaches to bioethics and health policy, public health ethics, interpretive theory, and constitutional theory. His recent scholarship has focused on problems of inequality, chiefly in fields of constitutional law, bioethics, and sexual harassment law. He has also been a visiting professor at Michigan and holds a Faculty Associate appointment at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Professor Spindelman holds a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.