Join us to learn more about the Williams Institute and meet our legal scholars inside their new offices at the UCLA School of Law!
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
UCLA School of Law
*Light refreshments will be served.
Cosponsored by OUTLaw
Meet the Williams Institute Legal Scholars
Amira Hasenbush, Jim Kepner Law and Policy Fellow
Amira is supporting a comprehensive legal needs assessment for the Los Angeles HIV Law and Policy Project. LA-HLPP provides access to legal services and policy research support for people living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles
Christy Mallory, Senior Counsel
Christy oversees state-level law and policy work at the Institute. Her work focuses on sexual orientation and gender identity non-discrimination protections, relationship recognition for same-sex couples, and other state and local level laws and policies impacting LGBT people.
Ayako Miyashita, Brian Belt HIV Law & Policy Fellow
Ayako Miyashita oversees HIV law & policy initiatives at the Williams Institute. Her research focuses on the local, state, and federal issues impacting people living with HIV/AIDS, including the impact of laws criminalizing HIV transmission throughout the United States.
Doug NeJaime, Visiting Professor at UCLA School of Law, and Professor, UC Irvine School of Law
During the 2014-2015 academic year, Doug will be a Visiting Professor at UCLA School of Law. His research and teaching interests are primarily in sexual orientation law, family law, law and social movements, cause lawyering, and antidiscrimination law.
Andrew Park, International Program Director
Andrew previously served as Program Director at Wellspring Advisors, LLC, where he managed domestic and international grant-making programs in the fields of LGBT rights and other social justice initiatives. He has served as an advisor to the LGBT program at Human Rights Watch and the Yogyakarta Conference on the Application of International Human Rights Law to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.
Adam Romero, Senior Counsel and Arnold D. Kassoy Scholar of Law
Adam oversees legal programs at the Institute, including the submission of amicus briefs in key court cases, research on federal anti-discrimination policies, and education programs for lawyers, judges, and students. He is the co-editor of Feminist and Queer Legal Theory: Intimate Encounters, Uncomfortable Conversations (2009).
Jordan Blair Woods, Richard Taylor Law Teaching Fellow
Jordan’s research focuses on the criminological and criminal justice implications of the liberty/equality constitutional frameworks for LGBT populations. His doctoral dissertation provided the first comprehensive critical analysis of sexual orientation and gender identity issues in criminological theory.
Alexandra Lang Susman, Sears Law Fellow
Alexandra scholarly work focuses on the intersection of LGBT rights and the First Amendment, LGBT rights in the spheres of public accommodations and employment, and the rights of LGBT youth. She previously served as counsel at the Williams Institute, where her work focused on laws and policies impacting LGBT people.