Faculty Advisory Committee

Stuart Biegel, Education Faculty and Law Faculty, UCLA

Stuart Biegel is a longtime member of the faculty at both the UCLA School of Law and the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. He has served as Director of Teacher Education at UCLA, Special Counsel for the California Department of Education, and the Consent Decree Monitor for the federal court in the long-running San Francisco school desegregation case. Biegel is the author of the West casebook Education and the Law (3d. ed. 2012), which focuses on the broad range of developments at both the K-12 and higher education levels, and also includes major coverage of technology issues, privacy law issues, and disability rights. In recent years, his service to the community has included consulting for the ACLU of Northern California, the National Education Association, and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on issues relating to marginalized and disenfranchised youth. His LGBT-related scholarship includes The Right to Be Out: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in America’s Public Schools, University of Minnesota Press (2010) and Unfinished Business: The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) and the K-12 Education Community, 14 NYU Journal of Legislation & Public Policy 357, Special Issue on the Legislative Legacy of Senator Edward Kennedy (2011).

 

Kylar W. Broadus, Associate Professor of Business, Lincoln University

Kylar W. Broadus is an associate professor of business law at Lincoln University of Missouri, a historically black college where he serves as chair of the business department. Kylar has maintained a general practice of law in Columbia, Missouri since 1997. Formerly, State Legislative Manager and Counsel at the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender advocacy group. In August 2005, Broadus along with two other panelists were the first to present information before the American Bar Association regarding Transgender clients. In 2004, he spoke at the Regional Affirmative Action Conference on Transgender Issues and Affirmative Action. In January of 2003, Broadus was called before the American Association of Law Schools on transgender issues. In February of 2003, he presented at Georgetown Law School’s Symposium on Gender and the Law on the same issue. He continues to speak and lobby on the national, state and local levels in the areas of transgender and sexual orientation law and advocacy.

 

Devon Carbado, Professor of Law, UCLA

Devon Carbado, who recently served as the Vice Dean of the Faculty, teaches Constitutional Criminal Procedure, Constitutional Law, Critical Race Theory, and Criminal Adjudication. He was elected Professor of the Year by the UCLA School of Law Classes of 2000 and 2006, is the 2003 recipient of the Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching, and was recently awarded the University Distinguished Teaching Award, The Eby Award for the Art of Teaching. Professor Carbado graduated from Harvard Law School in 1994. At Harvard, he was the Editor-in-Chief of The Harvard Black Letter Law Journal, a member of the Board of Student Advisors, and winner of the Northeast Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition. After receiving his law degree, he joined Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles as an associate before his appointment as a Faculty Fellow and Visiting Associate Professor of Law at the University of Iowa College of Law. Professor Carbado writes in the areas of critical race theory, employment discrimination, criminal procedure, constitutional law, and identity. He is currently studying African-American responses to the internment of Japanese Americans and working on a book on employment discrimination tentatively titled “Acting White.” He is a former director of the Critical Race Studies Program at UCLA Law and a faculty associate of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies.

 

Christopher “Kitt” Carpenter, Assistant Professor of Economics/Public Policy, UC Irvine; Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Christopher “Kitt” Carpenter is Assistant Professor of Economics/Public Policy at The Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine and a Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). He earned a BA in mathematics, economics, and public service from Albion College in Michigan and a PhD in Economics from UC Berkeley, and he was a Robert Wood Johnson Post-doctoral Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of Michigan (2002-2004). His research interests include empirical health economics, labor economics, economic demography, and public policy evaluation. He has used CHIS data to examine the relationship between sexual orientation and earnings, as well as partnership and cohabitation among gay men and lesbians (in joint work with Gary Gates). His research on disparities in socioeconomic outcomes associated with sexual orientation has appeared in Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Labour Economics, and Contemporary Economic Policy. Carpenter also studies the causes and consequences of alcohol use, particularly for youths; this work has appeared in American Economic Review, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, and Journal of Law and Economics.

Susan Cochran, Professor of Epidemiology and Statistics, UCLA

Professor Cochran is currently a professor in the Department of Statistics and in the Department of Epidemiology at UCLA’s School of Public Health as well as a past Chair of the Faculty Advisory Committee for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies. By training, she is both a psychologist and an epidemiologist. Reflecting that, Professor Cochran’s interests lie in understanding how psychological and social factors influence health. In particular, her work focuses on understanding the role of social stigma and discrimination in health care access, health behaviors, mental health, and health outcomes.
 

Kimberlé W. Crenshaw, Professor of Law, UCLA

Kimberlé Crenshaw teaches Civil Rights and other courses in critical race studies and constitutional law. Her primary scholarly interests center around race and the law, and she was a founder and has been a leader in the intellectual movement called Critical Race Theory. She was elected Professor of the Year by the 1991 and 1994 graduating classes. She now splits her time each year between UCLA and the Columbia School of Law. At the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she received her LL.M., Professor Crenshaw was a William H. Hastie Fellow. She then clerked for Justice Shirley Abrahamson of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Professor Crenshaw’s publications include Critical Race Theory (edited by Crenshaw, et al., 1995) and Words that Wound: Critical Race Theory, Assaultive Speech and the First Amendment (with Matsuda, et al., 1993). In 2007, Professor Crenshaw was nominated the Fulbright Chair for Latin America in Brazil. In 2008, she was nominated an Alphonse Fletcher Fellow. In the same year she joined the selective group of scholars awarded with an in-residence fellowship at the Center of Advanced Behavioral Studies at Stanford. You can find out more about Professor Crenshaw’s work through her think tank, The African American Policy Forum, at www.aapf.org
 

David Cruz, Professor of Law, University of Southern California Gould School of Law

Professor Cruz is a constitutional law expert focusing on civil rights and equality issues, including equal marriage rights for same-sex couples. He specializes in discrimination law and the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons. He teaches Constitutional Law I; Constitutional Law II; Federal Courts; Sexual Orientation and the Law; International/Comparative Perspectives on Sex, Gender, and Sexual Orientation; Identity Categories; and Law, Identity, and Culture. Before joining the USC Law faculty in 1996, Professor Cruz was a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General in Washington, D.C. He also clerked for The Honorable Edward R. Becker, Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He is past chair of the AALS Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues and president of the International Lesbian and Gay Law Association. Professor Cruz graduated from the University of California, Irvine and earned his master’s degree from Stanford University. He is a graduate of New York University School of Law, where he was managing editor of New York University Law Review. Professor Cruz’s academic publications include “Spinning Lawrence, or Lawrence v. Texas and the Promotion of Heterosexuality” (Widener Law Review, 2005); “Mystification, Neutrality, and Same-Sex Couples in Marriage,” in Mary Lyndon Shanley’s Just Marriage (Oxford University Press 2004); “Making Up Women: Casinos, Cosmetics, and Title VII” (Nevada Law Journal, 2004); and “Disestablishing Sex and Gender” (California Law Review, 2002).
 

Sharon Dolovich, Professor of Law, UCLA

Professor Dolovich teaches Criminal Law, Prison Law, Legal Ethics, and a seminar on the Eighth Amendment. Her research focuses on the law, policy and theory of prisons and punishment. Recent works include How Privatization Thinks: The Case of Prisons, in Government By Contract (HUP, forthcoming 2009: Freeman & Minow, eds), and Cruelty, Prison Conditions and the Eighth Amendment, which will appear in volume 84 of the N.Y.U. Law Review. Professor Dolovich is currently focused on two projects: an empirical study of the LA County Jail’s practice of segregating vulnerable prisoners for their own protection, and a critical examination of Eighth Amendment doctrine as it applies to prison sentences and prison conditions. Works in progress include: Two Theories of the Prison: Accidental Humanity and Hypermasculinity in the L.A. County Jail; Some Puzzles about Eighth Amendment Deliberate Indifference; and The Supreme Court’s Prison Problem. Professor Dolovich will also write the introduction to a forthcoming Harvard Law & Policy Review symposium on the policy implications of mass incarceration. Professor Dolovich spent 2005-06 as a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and 2007-08 as a visiting professor at Harvard Law School. She has testified before both the Commission on Safety and Abuse in America’s Prisons and the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission. She served as a consultant during the settlement phase of Johnson v. California, 543 U.S. 499 (2005), the U.S. Supreme Court case concerning racial segregation in the California prisons. She created and co-edits the SSRN journal Corrections & Sentencing Law & Policy Abstracts, and her writing has appeared on the op/ed pages of the Los Angeles Times and in the Los Angeles Times Book Review. Professor Dolovich has also written in the field of legal ethics. Her article, Ethical Lawyering and the Possibility of Integrity, appeared in volume 70 in the Fordham Law Review.
 

Cheryl Harris, Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Professor of Civil Liberties and Civil Rights, UCLA

Cheryl I. Harris teaches Constitutional Law, Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Critical Race Theory. Professor Harris began her teaching career at Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1990, after more than a decade in practice that included criminal appellate and trial work and municipal government representation as a senior attorney for the city of Chicago. As the National Co-Chair for the National Conference of Black Lawyers for several years, she developed expertise in international human rights, particularly concerning South Africa. Professor Harris was a key organizer of several major conferences both in South Africa and in the United States that helped establish a dialogue between U.S. legal scholars and South African lawyers during the development of South Africa’s first democratic constitution in 1994. She is the author of leading works in Critical Race Theory including the highly influential Whiteness as Property (Harv. L. Rev.). Her work has also taken up the relationship among race, gender and property amd most recently has focused on race, equality and the Constitution through the re-examination of Plessy v. Ferguson and Grutter v. Bollinger. In 2002 Professor Harris received a fellowship from the Mellon Foundation to co-host a semester long interdisciplinary working group and conference series on “Redress in Social Thought, Law and Literature,” at the University of California Humanities Research Institute. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Bunche Center for African-American Studies and is part of the Executive Council of the American Studies Association. Professor Harris is the recipient of the ACLU Foundation of Southern California 2005 Distinguished Professor Award for Civil Rights Education.
 

Gregory M. Herek, Professor of Psychology, UC Davis

Gregory Herek, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at the University of California at Davis, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on prejudice, sexual orientation, and survey research methodology. He has published more than 85 scholarly papers on prejudice against lesbians and gay men, anti-gay violence, AIDS-related stigma, and related topics. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Psychological Science, he is a past recipient of the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest. In 2006, he received the Kurt Lewin Memorial Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. He has testified before Congress on antigay violence and on military personnel policy, and has assisted the APA in preparing amicus briefs for numerous court cases related to sexual orientation.


Nan D. Hunter, Professor of Law, Georgetown

Nan Hunter is a professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center. She teaches and writes in three areas: health law; state regulation of sexuality and gender; and procedure. Three of her recent articles focused on health law have ranged in topic from a critical analysis of new arbitration-style systems that allow patients to challenge denials of treatment, to an application of new governance theory to current trends in the public health field, to a re-interpretation of the role of deference to medical authority in the Supreme Court’s opinion in Roe v. Wade. In addition to scholarship, Professor Hunter’s experience in health law includes service as Deputy General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1993 to 1996, and appointment to the President’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry. Professor Hunter’s work in the area of sexuality and gender law has been published in the Michigan Law Review, the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, the Georgetown Law Journal, the Minnesota Law Review, the Ohio State Law Journal, and several anthologies. With William Eskridge, she wrote first casebook to conceptualize the field as embodying a dynamic relationship between state regulation, sexual practices, and gender norms. In the field of procedure, Professor Hunter is the author of The Power of Procedure, which has been widely adopted for law school use throughout the United States.
 

Sonia Katyal, Associate Professor of Law, Fordham School of Law

Professor Katyal teaches in the areas of intellectual property, property and civil rights. Before coming to Fordham, Professor Katyal was an associate specializing in intellectual property litigation in the San Francisco office of Covington & Burling. She received her A.B. from Brown University in 1993, and her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1998. After law school, Prof. Katyal clerked for the Honorable Carlos Moreno (now a California Supreme Court Justice) in the Central District of California from 1998-99 and the Honorable Dorothy Nelson in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 1999-2000. Prof. Katyal’s scholarly work focuses on intellectual property, civil rights, and new media. Her current projects study the relationship between copyright enforcement and privacy (as applied to peer-to-peer technology); and the impact of artistic expression and parody on corporate identity, advertising, and brand equity. She also works on issues relating to intellectual property and indigenous people’s rights, with a special focus on cultural property in the United States and abroad.
 

David L. Kirp, Professor of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

David L. Kirp is Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. A former newspaper editor as well as an academic, his interests range widely across social policy. He has written on a wide array of topics, including education, race and gender discrimination, housing, AIDS, and civil liberties; and his books have been translated into a number of languages, including Chinese, Japanese and Ukranian. He contributes regularly to the national media, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Atlantic Monthly, American Prospect and The Nation.
 

Marieka Klawitter, Associate Professor of Public Affairs, University of Washington

Professor Klawitter is Associate Professor of Public Affairs at the University of Washington’s Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs. Klawitter focuses her research on public policies that affect work and income. Her work includes studies of the effects of child support policies, welfare policies, and anti-discrimination policies for sexual orientation. Prior to her arrival at the Evans School in 1990, Professor Klawitter worked at the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin researching how changes in child support policies affected income for children and welfare payments. She holds a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin. Professor Klawitter teaches courses on public policy analysis, quantitative methods, women and work, and sexual orientation and public policy.
 

Gregory B. Lewis, Professor of Public Administration and Urban Studies, Georgia State University

Gregory Lewis is a Professor of Public Administration and Urban Studies, and he is known primarily for his research on race and sex differences in career patterns in the federal civil service and on attitudes of federal employees. More recently, his research focuses on the status of lesbians and gay men in American society and on public opinion on gay rights. He has published widely in public administration and social science journals, including Public Administration Review, American Review of Public Administration, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Public Opinion Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, State and Local Government Review, American Politics Quarterly, Review of Public Personnel Administration, Journal of Human Resources, and Industrial and Labor Relations Review. He serves on the editorial boards of the American Review of Public Administration, the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, and the American Political Science Review. Lewis directs the joint Georgia State-Georgia Tech doctoral program in public policy. He has also taught at the University of Georgia and American University.


Mignon R. Moore, Associate Professor of Sociology, UCLA

Moore is a family sociologist whose research examines within-group variation in processes and outcomes among disadvantaged groups. She is finishing a manuscript based on her intensive ethnographic, survey and interview study of racial minority same-sex couples. The book will be titled Invisible Families: Gay Relationships and Motherhood among Black and Latina Women. This work explores how initial self-understandings based on race influence subsequent practice of same-sex desire, processes of union formation, routes to motherhood, and the enactment of gendered power relations in families headed by two women. The practice of lesbian sexuality is also explored through a context of racial group membership and involvement in racially similar communities. Other on-going projects include a comparative study of family process and relationship quality among interracial and same-race couples in the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Survey, and a three-city study analyzing the effects of the Earned Income Tax Credit on low-income and working-class saving patterns and asset accumulation.
 

Charlotte J. Patterson, Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia

Charlotte J. Patterson received a B.A. at Pomona College in 1971, and a Ph.D. at Stanford University in 1975, and is currently Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia. As a developmental psychologist, Patterson has pursued research on children’s personal and social development in the context of family, peer, and school environments; in recent years, much of her work has focused on child development in lesbian- and gay-parented families. Patterson has served as director of the Bay Area Families Study, a study of psychosocial development among children who were born to or adopted by lesbian mothers, and as co-director of the Contemporary Families Study, which examined psychosocial adjustment among children born via donor insemination to lesbian and heterosexual parents. Recently, she has worked with data on adolescents with same-sex parents from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), and has been collecting new data from lesbian-parented families in Central Virginia. In addition to her research on lesbian mother families, Patterson’s co-edited volume with A. R. D’Augelli, Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Identities Over the Lifespan, appeared in 1995. A second volume, entitled Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Identities in Families, appeared in 1998, and a third, Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Identities Among Youth, was published in 2001 — all with Oxford University Press. Patterson also served as guest editor for a special issue of Developmental Psychology devoted to research on Sexual Orientation and Human Development, published in 1995, and – from 1997 to 2000 – was associate editor of the Merrill Palmer Quarterly of Human Development.

 

Anne Peplau, Professor of Psychology, UCLA

Anne Peplau is a Distinguished Professor of Social Psychology at UCLA and Director of the NSF/UCLA Interdisciplinary Relationship Science Program. Her research focuses on how gender and sexual orientation affect close relationships. A past president of the International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships, she has received the Distinguished Scientific Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, the Distinguished Contribution Award from APA Division 44 (Society for the Psychological Study of LGBT Issues), and the Heritage Award for Research from APA Division 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women).

 

Nancy Polikoff, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law

Nancy Polikoff is Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law where she teaches Family Law and Sexuality and the Law. During the 2011-12 academic year, she was the Visiting McDonald/Wright Chair of Law at UCLA School of Law and Faculty Chair of the Williams Institute. In 1976, Prof. Polikoff co-authored one of the first law review articles on custody rights of lesbian mothers. For the past 35 years, she has been writing about, teaching about, and working on litigation and legislation about LGBT families. Prof. Polikoff was instrumental in the development of the legal theories that support second-parent adoption and custody and visitation rights for legally unrecognized parents. She was successful counsel in In re M.M.D., the 1995 case that established joint adoption for lesbian, gay, and unmarried couples in the District of Columbia, and Boswell v. Boswell, the 1998 Maryland case overturning restrictions on a gay noncustodial father’s visitation rights. From 2007-2009, she played a primary role in the drafting and passage of groundbreaking parentage legislation in the District of Columbia, for which she was honored with a Distinguished Service Award from the DC Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance.  She describes that legislation in her most recent law review article, A Mother Should Not Have to Adopt Her Own Child: Parentage Laws for Children of Lesbian Couples in the Twenty-First Century, 5 Stanford J. Civ. Rts. & Civ. Lib. 201 (2009).

 

Russell Robinson, Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law

Robinson graduated with honors from Harvard Law School (1998), after receiving his B.A. summa cum laude from Hampton University (1995). Robinson clerked for Judge Dorothy Nelson of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (1998-99) and for Justice Stephen Breyer of the U.S. Supreme Court (2000-01). He has also worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel (1999-2000) and the firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld in Los Angeles, practicing entertainment law (2001-02). He was a Visiting Professor at Fordham Law School (2003-04). Robinson’s current scholarly and teaching interests include antidiscrimination law, law and psychology, race and sexuality, and media and entertainment law. His publications include: Casting and Caste-ing: Reconciling Artistic Freedom and Antidiscrimination Norms, 95 CAL L. REV. 1 (2007); Uncovering Covering, 101 NW. U. L. REV. 1809 (2007); Perceptual Segregation, 108 COLUM. L. REV. __ (forthcoming summer 2008); Structural Dimensions of Romantic Preferences, 76 FORDHAM L. REV. __ (forthcoming 2008). He is also working on an article entitled Masculinity as Prison.

 

William B. Rubenstein, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Professor William B. Rubenstein writes about civil litigation and teaches a variety of courses about adjudication including Civil Procedure, Advanced Civil Procedure, Complex Litigation, and Remedies. Prof. Rubenstein’s work emphasizes class action law: he has litigated and published in the field for several decades and he regularly provides expert witness and consulting services to attorneys involved in complex procedural matters. After graduating from Yale College (magna cum laude, 1982) and Harvard Law School (magna cum laude, 1986), Prof. Rubenstein clerked for Hon. Stanley Sporkin. From 1987-1995, he worked at the national office of the ACLU litigating complex civil rights cases. Before joining the Harvard Law School faculty in 2007, Prof. Rubenstein taught for a decade at UCLA Law School. He is a member of the bars of California, Pennsylvania (inactive), DC, the US Supreme Court, and numerous federal circuit and district courts.

 

Darren Rosenblum, Professor of Law, Pace Law School

Professor Darren Rosenblum joined the Pace faculty in July 2004 after practicing at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and at Clifford Chance LLP (1998–2004). His practice centered on international arbitration, but also included antitrust and securities litigation. Professor Rosenblum clerked for the Honorable Jose Antonio Fuste in the U.S. District Court of Puerto Rico from 1996–1998. Professor Rosenblum is a former Lecturer-in-Law at the University of Pennsylvania, and a former Adjunct Professor at Fordham Law School. His publications focus on international and comparative gender and sexual equality in both public law and corporate contexts.

 

Stephen T. Russell, Professor and Fitch Nesbitt Endowed Chair, Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Arizona; Director, Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth and Families

Stephen Russell completed his Ph.D. in Sociology at Duke University in 1994 with a concentration in life course studies and demography. Before coming to the University of Arizona in the summer of 2004 he was on faculty at the University of California, Davis (1999-2004) and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1997-1999). Stephen is a William T. Grant Foundation Scholar (2001-2006), and a Visiting Distinguished Professor of Human Sexuality Studies at San Francisco State University. He is an expert on adolescent health, with specific focus on the role of ethnic, sexual, and gender identities in adolescent health and well-being. He is involved in a multi-year study of ethnic group differences in parenting practices and the implications for adolescent health. His Scholar Award from the William T. Grant Foundation funds his study on “Adolescent Sexual Orientation, Health, and Resilience.”

 

Vicki Schultz, Ford Foundation Professor of Law and Social Sciences, Yale Law School

Vicki Schultz is the Ford Foundation Professor of Law and Social Sciences at Yale Law School. During the 2010-11 academic year, she was the Visiting McDonald/Wright Chair of Law at UCLA School of Law and Faculty Chair of the Williams Institute. Professor Schultz teaches courses on employment discrimination law, social science and the law, workplace theory and policy, family law, work and gender, feminist theory, and related subjects. She has written and lectured widely on a variety of subjects related to antidiscrimination law, including sex harassment, sex segregation on the job, work-family issues, working hours, and the meaning of work in people’s lives.

 

Mark A. Schuster, Professor of Pediatrics and Health Services, UCLA

Mark A. Schuster, MD, PhD, is Professor of Pediatrics and Health Services at UCLA, where he serves as Chief of General Pediatrics and Vice Chair for Health Services, Policy, and Community Research in the Department of Pediatrics. He is Director of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at RAND and holds the RAND Distinguished Chair in Health Promotion. He also leads the UCLA/RAND Center for Adolescent Health Promotion, a community-based participatory research center funded by CDC. Dr. Schuster conducts research primarily on child, adolescent, and family issues. Currently, he is leading NIH-funded studies to (1) develop and evaluate a worksite-based parenting program for parents of adolescents to learn communication skills and foster healthy sexual development and sexual risk prevention, (2) partner with L.A. Unified School District to prevent obesity among youth, (3) examine the impact of California’s new Paid Family Leave Act on families of children with chronic illness, and (4) understand the issues experienced by children with HIV-infected parents. He is head of the L.A. site of the CDC-funded “Healthy Passages,” which seeks to identify personal, family, school, and community influences on substance use, violence, injuries, physical activity, nutrition, sexual behavior, and mental/physical health by studying 5,000 ten-year olds in three cities biennially to age 20. He has also studied quality of health care, childhood immunizations, anticipatory guidance, injury prevention, and the effects of terrorist attacks on stress and coping.

 

Dr. Randall Sell, Associate Professor of Community Health and Prevention, Drexel University

Dr. Randall Sell is an Associate Professor at Drexel University’s School of Public Health, in the Department of Community Health and Prevention. His most recent work has focused on critically examining demographic variables. This work originated in Dr. Sell’s research on defining and measuring sexual orientations, and sampling sexual minorities for public health research. Dr. Sell has researched and published on the history and best practices of sampling homosexuality (Sell and Petrulio, 1996; Sell 1997; Sell and Bradford, 2000; Sell and Silenzio, 2006; Sell, Kates and Brodie, forthcoming), has created an assessment of sexual orientation (Sell, 1996), and was one of the first to estimate the prevalence of lesbians, gays and bisexuals in a probability sample of the United States, United Kingdom, and France (Sell et al., 1995). Dr. Sell has also examined and reported on the importance of routinely including sexual orientation variables in public health data collection activities (Sell and Becker, 2001; Sell, forthcoming), and he serves as a consultant to an ever-increasing number of surveys and programs that have begun to collect sexual orientation data. He also created and maintains the website www.GayData.org.

 

Seana Shiffrin, Professor of Philosophy and Law, UCLA

Seana Shiffrin holds a joint appointment with the Department of Philosophy and the School of Law. She has taught in the UCLA Department of Philosophy since 1992, where she teaches courses on moral, political and legal philosophy. At the Law School, she has taught courses on Contracts, Free Speech Theory, Constitutional Rights and Individual Autonomy, and seminars on legal theory, contracts, distributive justice, remedies, and feminism. She is an associate editor of Philosophy and Public Affairs and on the advisory board of Legal Theory. Her research addresses issues in contracts, freedom of speech, constitutional law, intellectual property, criminal law, torts and family law.

 

Edward Stein, Professor of Law and Co-director, Program for Family Law, Policy, and Bioethics

Before joining the Cardozo faculty, Professor Stein taught in the philosophy departments at Yale University, Mount Holyoke College, and New York University. In 2001-02, he clerked for Judge Dolores Sloviter of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He is the author of numerous articles and books on legal, philosophical, and scientific topics, including The Mismeasure of Desire: The Science, Theory and Ethics of Sexual Orientation and Without Good Reason: The Rationality Debate in Philosophy and Cognitive Science. His current research focuses on issues at the intersection of family law and sexual orientation, gender and the law.

Adam Winkler, Professor of Law, UCLA

Adam Winkler is a specialist in American constitutional law. His wide-ranging scholarship has touched upon a diverse array of topics such as the right to bear arms, corporate political speech rights, affirmative action, judicial independence, constitutional interpretation, corporate social responsibility, international economic sanctions, and campaign finance law. Along with Professor Ken Karst of the law school and the late Pulitzer Prize-winning legal historian Leonard Levy, Adam edited the six-volume Encyclopedia of the American Constitution (2nd edition). His book for W.W. Norton titled Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America is slated for publication in 2011. Adam earned a law degree from New York University in 1993 and practiced law with noted criminal defense lawyer, Howard Weitzman, at Katten Muchin Zavis & Weitzman. Adam worked with Weitzman representing the late Michael Jackson in a highly publicized child-molestation case. Adam was also part of the defense team that initially represented O.J. Simpson in the football player’s infamous murder trial. Adam clerked on the United States Court of Appeals and then received a master’s degree in political science from UCLA under the mentorship of Professor Karen Orren. Prior to joining the UCLA faculty in 2002, he was the John M. Olin Fellow at the University of Southern California Law School’s Center in Law, Economics, and Organization (2001-02).

Jonathan D. Varat, Professor of Law, UCLA

Jonathan Varat teaches Constitutional Law I & II, Federal Courts, and Separation of Powers. He was awarded the School of Law’s Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1990. He served twice as Associate Dean of the law school and as its Dean from 1998 – 2003. Professor Varat is co-author of a major constitutional law casebook, Constitutional Law: Cases and Materials (with Cohen & Amar, forthcoming 2005), and is an expert on federal courts. His scholarship focuses particularly on constitutional federalism. Professor Varat was schooled in Philadelphia and spent a two-year stint in the U.S. Army between his second and third years of law school in a variety of less-than-desirable locations. Thereafter, he clerked for Judge Walter Mansfield of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Justice Byron White of the U.S. Supreme Court. He then practiced as a litigator for two years with O’Melveny & Myers before joining the law faculty. Among his nonacademic interests is long-distance running.

 

Jillian T. Weiss, Professor of Law and Society, Ramapo College

Jillian T. Weiss is currently a Professor of Law and Society at Ramapo College of New Jersey. She has conducted research involving hundreds of companies and public agencies that have adopted “gender identity” policies. She publishes a popular blog on the subject of Transgender Workplace Diversity, and has numerous research publications on the subject of gender identity. Weiss is also Principal Consultant for Jillian T. Weiss & Associates, a consulting firm that works with organizations on transgender workplace diversity issues. She has trained hundreds of employees at corporations, law firms, universities and governmental organizations, including Harvard University, Boeing, HSBC, KPMG, Viacom, and the New York City Department of Homeless Services. Her work has been featured in news stories by the New York Times, Associated Press, Fortune Small Business Magazine, the Society for Human Resource Management, Workforce Management Magazine, and HR Executive Magazine.

 

Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law, NYU

Kenji Yoshino is Professor of Law at Yale Law School. His subjects are constitutional law, anti-discrimination law, law and literature, and Japanese law and society. His published works include the recent book, Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Human Rights. Professor Yoshino has a B.A. from Harvard, an M.Sc. from Oxford, and a J.D. from Yale.