Luis A. Vasquez, J.D., is the Arnold D. Kassoy Scholar of Law at the Williams Institute. His work focuses on state and federal laws, policies, and regulations impacting LGBTQ people, with a particular focus on issues related to discrimination, immigration, housing, the needs of LGBTQ people of color, and the criminalization of people living with HIV. For this work, Vasquez has received recognition from the Mexican American Legal Defense Education Fund, the LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles, the Beverly Hills Bar Foundation, and the Mexican American Bar Foundation. Vasquez is also the former Editor-in-Chief of the Dukeminier Awards Journal of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law, the Williams Institute’s LGBTQ-focused law review, and currently serves as the advisor to its student board of editors. He received his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law and his B.A. in Sociology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Luis A. Vasquez
Scholar of Law