September 21, 2023

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Mountain Time

Anti-Trans Legislation

Wolf Law Building, Room 207, Boulder, CO

The American Constitution Society at the University of Colorado Law School is proud to co-sponsor with OUTLaw a lunch and learn talk by Prof. Scott Skinner-Thompson on his newest scholarly work, entitled "Trans Animus." Prof. Skinner-Thompson will walk through the recent wave of anti-trans legislation that is currently sweeping across the country and explain why these cases are best framed within the "bare desire to harm" framework and analysis of the Equal Protection jurisprudence.

About Prof. Skinner-Thompson:
Scott's research and teaching interests are in constitutional law, civil rights, and privacy law, with a particular focus on LGBTQ and HIV issues. Bringing together these topics, his new book, Privacy at the Margins, examines how privacy can function as an expressive, anti-subordination tool of resistance to surveillance regimes. His scholarship has been published in the Georgetown Law Journal, Michigan Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, UC Davis Law Review, Yale Law Journal Forum, and Columbia Law Review Online, and he served as editor of and contributing author to AIDS and the Law (Wolters Kluwer, 5th ed., 2016; 6th ed., 2020). His shorter work has appeared in Slate, Salon, The New Republic, Muftah, and elsewhere.

Prior to joining Colorado Law School in 2017, he was an Acting Assistant Professor of Lawyering at New York University School of Law. In 2014, he was selected as one of the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 by the National LGBT Bar Association and while in practice Scott served as co-counsel with the ACLU LGBT & HIV Project, the Center for Constitutional Rights, the Transgender Law Center, and the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund.

Scott clerked on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals for Judge Dolores Sloviter and for Judge Robert Chatigny of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. Scott graduated from Duke Law School, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, in 2008, receiving both a J.D. and LL.M in International & Comparative Law. He received his B.A., magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Whitman College in 2005.