Programs

Volume 17 (2018)

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Introduction
Adam P. Romero
Legal Scholarship and Federal Policy Director, The Williams Institute

Prize Winners

The Michael Cunningham Prize
Susan Frelich Appleton
Lemma Barkeloo & Phoebe Couzins Professor of Law, Washington University Law
Obergefell’s Liberties: All in the Family, 77 Ohio St. L.J. 919 (2016)

The Stu Walter Prize
Marie-Amélie George
Assistant Professor of Law, Wake Forest University
Expressive Ends: Understanding Conversion Therapy Bans, 68 Ala. L. Rev. 793 (2017)

The Ezekiel Webber Prize
Jordan Blair Woods
Assistant Professor of Law, University of Arkansas
LGBT Identity and Crime, 105 Cal. L. Rev. 667 (2017)

The Dukeminier Award
Sonia K. Katyal
Chancellor’s Professor of Law, Berkeley Law, University of California
The Numerus Clausus of Sex, 84 U. Chi. L. Rev. 389 (2017)

The Dukeminier Award
Douglas NeJaime
Professor of Law, Yale Law School
The Nature of Parenthood, 126 Yale L.J. 2260 (2017)

Jeffrey S. Haber Prize for student scholarship
Chan Tov McNamarah
Cornell Law School
Sexuality on Trial: Expanding Pena-Rodriguez to Combat Juror Queerphobia, (2018)

Volume 16 (2017)

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Introduction
Douglas NeJaime
Visiting Professor of Law and Faculty Director, The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law

Prize Winners

The Michael Cunningham Prize
Courtney Cahill
Donald Hinkle Professor, Florida State University College of Law School
The Oedipus Hex: Regulating Family After Marriage Equality, 49 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 183 (2015)

The Stu Walter Prize
Danaya C. Wright
Clarence J. TeSelle Endowed Professor, University of Florida Levin College of Law
Inheritance Equity: Reforming the Inheritance Penalties Facing Children in Nontraditional Families, 25 Cornell J.L. & Pub. Pol’y, 1 (2015).

Ezekiel Webber Prize
Lily Kahng
Professor of Law, Seattle University Law School
The Not-So-Merry Wives of Windsor: The Taxation of Women in Same-Sex Marriages, 101 Cornell L Rev. 325 (2016).

The Jeffrey S. Haber Prize for student scholarship 
Jessica Troisi Franey
UCLA School of Law
Dependency Is Different: Why Religious Accommodations in Agency Adoptions Violate the Constitutional Rights of Same-Sex Families and Foster Youth

Volume 15 (2016)

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Introduction
Nancy Polikoff
Visiting Professor of Law, The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law 

Prize Winners

The Michael Cunningham Prize
Michael Boucai
Associate Professor, SUNY Buffalo Law School
Glorious Precedents: When Gay Marriage Was Radical, 27 Yale J.L. & Humanities 1 (2015)

The Stu Walter Prize
James M. Oleske, Jr.
Associate Professor, Lewis & Clark Law School
The Evolution of Accommodation: Comparing the Unequal Treatment of Religious Objections to Interracial and Same-Sex Marriage, 50 Harv. C.R.-C.L.L. Rev. 99 (2015).

Ezekiel Webber Prize
Suzanne B. Goldberg
Herbert and Doris Wechsler Clinical Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Risky Arguments in Social – Justice Litigation: The Case of Sex Discrimination and Marriage Equality, 114 Colum. L. Rev. 2087 (2014).

The Jeffrey S. Haber Prize for student scholarship 
K.B.
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Never Quite the Woman That She Wanted To Be: How State Policies Transform Gender Marker Identification into a Scarlet Letter

 

Volume 14 (2015)

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Introduction
Douglas NeJaime
Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law, Faculty Director, The Williams Institute

Prize Winners

The Michael Cunningham Prize
Jessica Clarke
Associated Professor, University of Minnesota Law School
Inferring Desire, 63 Duke L.J. 525 (2013)

The Stu Walter Prize
Brian Soucek
Acting Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law
Perceived Homosexuals: Looking Gay Enough for Title VII, 63 Am. U. L. Rev. 715 (2014)

Ezekiel Webber Prize
Elizabeth Sepper
Associate Professor, Washington University School of Law
Doctoring Discrimination in the Same-sex Marriage Debates, 89 Ind. L.J. 703 (2014)

The Jeffrey S. Haber Prize for student scholarship
Andrew Karp
Cornell Law School
“A Sincerely Held Sexual Belief”: What LGBT Refugee and Asylum Law Can Learn From Free Exercise Claims and Post-DOMA Immigration Benefits for Same-Sex Couples

Volume 13 (2014)

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Introduction
Gwendolyn M. Leachman
2012-2014 Sears Law Teaching Fellow, The Williams Institute 

Prize Winners

The Michael Cunningham Prize
Charlton C. Copeland
Associate Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law,
Creation Stories: Stanley Hauerwas, Same-Sex Marriage, and Narrative in Law and Theology, 75 L. & Contemp. Probs. 87 (2012)

The Stu Walter Prize
Luke A. Boso
2011-2013 Richard Taylor Law Teaching Fellow, The Williams Institute
Urban Bias, Rural Sexual Minorities, and the Courts, 60 UCLA L. Rev. 562 (2013)

Ezekiel Webber Prize
Sharon Dolovich
Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law, Scholar-in-Residence, Center on the Administration of Criminal Law, New York University School of Law
Two Models of the Prison: Accidental Humanity and Hypermasculinity in the L.A. County Jail, 102 J. Crim. L. & Criminology. 965 (2013)

Natalie Knight
UCLA School of Law and UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Keeping Closets in Our Classrooms: How the Qualified Immunity Test Is Failing LGBT Students

The Jeffrey S. Haber Prize for student scholarship
Gregory K. Davis
Harvard University
A Bottom-Up Approach to LGB Defamation: Criticizing Narratives of Public Policy and Respectability

Volume 12 (2013)

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Introduction
Luke Boso
2011-2013 Richard Taylor Law Teaching Fellow, The Williams Institute

Prize Winners

The Michael Cunningham Prize
Melissa E. Murray
Professor of Law, Berkeley Law
What’s So New About the New Illegitimacy?, 20 Am. U. J. Gender Soc. Pol’y & L. 387 (2012)

Clifford J. Rosky
Associate Professor of Law, University of Utah College of Law
Perry v. Schwarzenegger and the Future of Same-Sex Marriage Law, 53 Ariz. L. Rev. 913 (2011)

The Stu Walter Prize
Victoria Schwartz
Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law, The University of Chicago Law School
Title VII: A Shift From Sex to Relationships, 35 Harv. J.L. & Gender 209 (2012)

Ezekiel Webber Prize
Pooja Gehi
Director of Litigation & Advocacy, Sylvia Rivera Law Project
Gendered (In)Security: Migration and Criminalization in the Security State,
35 Harv. J.L. & Gender 357 (2012)

The Jeffrey S. Haber Prize for student scholarship
Shawn Meerkamper
UCLA School of Law
Contesting Sex Classification: The Need for Genderqueers as a Cognizable Class

Volume 11 (2012)

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Introduction
Michael Boucai
2010-2012 Sears Law Teaching Fellow, The Williams Institute

Prize Winners

The Michael Cunningham Prize
Clifford J. Rosky
Associate Professor of Law, University of Utah College of Law
Perry v. Schwarzenegger and the Future of Same-Sex Marriage Law, 53 Ariz. L. Rev. 913 (2011)

The Stu Walter Prize
Douglas NeJaime
Associate Professor of Law, Loyola Law School
Winning Through Losing, 96 Iowa L. Rev. 941 (2011)

Ezekiel Webber Prize
Sharon Dolovich
Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
Strategic Segregation in the Modern Prison, 48 Am. Crim. L. Rev. 1 (2011)

The Jeffrey S. Haber Prize for student scholarship
Julie Anne Howe
New York University School of Law
Transgender Youth, the Non-Medicaid Reimbursable Policy, and Why the New York City Foster Care System Needs to Change 

Volume 10 (2011)

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Prize Winners

Dukeminier Prize
Sharon M. McGowan
Working With Clients to Develop Compatible Visions of What It Means to “Win” a Case: Reflections on Schroer v. Billington, 45 Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. 205 (2010)

Courtney G. Joslin
Acting Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law
Protecting Children(?): Marriage, Gender, and Assisted Reproductive Technology, 83 S. Cal. L. Rev. 1177 (2010)

Catherine E. Smith
Associate Professor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Equal Protection for Children of Gay and Lesbian Parents: Challenging the Three Pillars of Exclusion – Legitimacy, Dual-Gender Parenting, and Biology, 28 Law & Ineq. 307 (2010)

The Jeffrey S. Haber Prize for student scholarship
Shannon Raj
USC Gould School of Law
Deliberately Strengthening Our Reading of “Deliberate Indifference”: A Call to Re-Interpret School Liability for Peer Bullying Under Title IX

Volume 9 (2010)

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Prize Winners

The Michael Cunningham Prize
Clifford J. Rosky
Associate Professor of Law, University of Utah College of Law
Like Father, Like Son: Homosexuality, Parenthood, and the Gender of Homophobia, 20 Yale J.L. & Feminism 257 (2009)

The Stu Walter Prize
Nancy J. Knauer
Professor of Law, Temple University
LGBT Elder Law: Toward Equity in Aging, 32 Harv. J.L. & Gender 1 (2009)

Dukeminier Prize
Aeyal Gross
Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University
Gender Outlaws Before the Law: The Courts of the Borderlands, 32 Harv. J.L. & Gender 165 (2009)

Zachary A. Kramer
Assistant Professor of Law, Penn State School of Law
Heterosexuality and Title VII, 103 Nw. U.L. Rev. 205 (2009)

Russell K. Robinson
Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
Racing the Closet, 61 Stan. L. Rev. 1463 (2009)

Gabriel Arkles
Acting Assistant Professor of Lawyering, NYU Law
Safety and Solidarity Across Gender Lines: Rethinking the Segregation of Transgender People in Detention, 18 Temp. Pol. & Civ. Rts. L. Rev. 515 (2009)

The Jeffrey S. Haber Prize for student scholarship
Yamuna Menon
University of Connecticut School of Law
Denied the Finish Line: Sex Verification Testing for Intersex Athletes Under the International Association of Athletics Federations

Volume 8 (2009)

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Prize Winners

Dukeminier Prize
Marc Poirier
Professor of Law, Seton Hall Law
The Cultural Property Claim Within the Same-sex Marriage Controversy, 17 Colum. J. Gender & L. 343 (2008)

Rhonda Wasserman
Professor of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Are You Still My Mother?: Interstate Recognition of Adoptions by Gays and Lesbians, 58 Am. U. L. Rev. 1 (2008)

David Alan Sklansky
Yosef Osheawich Professor of Law, Berkeley Law
“One Train May Hide Another”: Katz, Stonewall, and the Secret Subtext of Criminal Procedure, 41 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 875 (2008)

Dean Spade
Assistant Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law
Documenting Gender, 59 Hastings L.J. 731 (2008)

Volume 7 (2008)

Prize Winners

Dukeminier Prize
Deborah A. Widiss, Associate Professor of Law, Indiana University Bloomington, Maurer School of Law
Elizabeth L. Rosenblatt, Associate, Irell & Manella LLP
Douglas NeJaime, Associate Professor of Law, Loyola Law School
Exposing Sex Stereotypes in Recent Same-Sex Marriage Jurisprudence, 30 Harv. J.L. & Gender 461 (2007)

Sylvia A. Law
Professor of Law, Medicine and Psychiatry, Co-Director, Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Program, NYU Law
Who Gets to Interpret the Constitution? The Case of Mayors and Marriage Equality, 3 Stan. J.C.R. & C.L. 1 (2007)

Sonja Shield
Staff Attorney, South Brooklyn Legal Services
The Doctor Won’t See You Now: Rights of Transgender Adolescents to Sex, 31 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 361 (2007)

Student Note Prize
Gretchen Adel Myers
Why Personal Presentation in the Workplace Is Not Trivial: Performativity Theory Applied to Title VII Sex-Dependent Appearance Standard Cases

Volume 6 (2007)

Prize Winners

Dukeminier Prize
Suzanne B. Goldberg
Clinical Professor of Law, Director, Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, Columbia Law School
Constitutional Tipping Points: Civil Rights, Social Change, and Fact-Based Adjudication, 106 Colum. L. Rev. 1955 (2006)

Holning Lau
Associate Professor of Law, UNC School of Law,
Transcending the Individualist Paradigm in Sexual Orientation and Antidiscrimination Law, 94 Cal. L. Rev. 1271 (2006)

Ariela Dubler
George Welwood Murray Professor of Legal History, Columbia Law School
Immoral Purposes: Marriage and Genus of Illicit Sex, 115 Yale L.J. 756 (2006)

Angela Harris
Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law
From Stonewall to Suburbs? Towards a Political Economy of Sexuality, 14 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J. 1539 (2006)

Student Note Prize
Sergey Moudriak
UCLA Law
The Sound of (Congressional) Silence: The Broader Meaning of ‘Sex’ in Title VII

Volume 5 (2006)

Prize Winners

Dukeminier Prize
Eugene Volokh
Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
Same-sex Marriage and Slippery Slopes, 33 Hofstra L. Rev. 1155 (2005)

M.V. Lee Badgett, Research Director, The Williams Institute
R. Bradley Sears, Executive Director, The Williams Institute
Same-sex Couples: Defining Marriage in the Twenty-First Century: Putting a Price on Equality? The Impact of Same-sex Marriage on California’s Budget, 16 Stan. L. & Pol’y Rev. 197 (2005)

Tobias Barrington Wolff
Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Current Debates in the Conflict of Laws: Recognition and Enforcement of Same-sex Marriage: Interest Analysis in Interjurisdictional Marriage Disputes, 153 U. Pa. L. Rev. 2215 (2005)

Student Note Prize
David L. Annicchiarico
UC Hastings
Consistency, Integrity, and Equal Justice: A Proposal to Rid California Law of the LGBT Panic Defense

Volume 4 (2005)

Prize Winners

Dukeminier Prize
Dale Carpenter
Earl R. Larson Professor of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Law, University of Minnesota Law
The Unknown Past of Lawrence v. Texas, 102 Mich. L. Rev. 1464 (2004)

Suzanne B. Goldberg
Herbert and Doris Wechsler Clinical Professor of Law, Director, Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, Columbia Law School
Morals-Based Justification for Lawmaking: Before and After Lawrence v. Texas, 88 Minn. L. Rev. 1233 (2004)

Laurence H. Tribe
Carl M. Loeb University Professor, Harvard Law School
Lawrence v. Texas: “The Fundamental Right” That Dare Not Speak Its Name, 177 Harv. L. Rev. 1893 (2004)

Nan D. Hunter
Legal Scholarship Director, The Williams Institute
Sexual Orientation and the Paradox of Heightened Scrutiny, 102 Mich. L. Rev. 1528 (2004)

Student Note Prize
Zachary Shepard
UCLA Law
Understanding Lawrence v. Texas After Fifty Years of Brown v. Board: A Response to Judge Reinhardt

Volume 3 (2004)

Prize Winners

Dukeminier Prize
Carlos Ball
Professor of Law and Judge Frederick Lacey Scholar, Rutgers School of Law
Lesbian and Gay Families: Gender Nonconformity and the Implications of Difference, 31 Cap. U. L. Rev. 691, 694, 724-47 (2003)

Peter Nicolas
Jeffrey & Susan Brotman Endowed Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law
“They Say He’s Gay”: The Admissibility of Evidence of Sexual Orientation, 37 Ga. L. Rev. 793 (2003)

Marc Poirier
Professor of Law, Seton Hall Law
Hastening the Kulturkampf: Boy Scouts of America v. Dale and the Politics of American Masculinity, 12 Law & Sexuality 271

Student Note Prize
S. Jason Comer
Tulane University Law School
‘Til Congress Do Us Part: A Prognosis For Same-sex Marriage in the United States Based on International Developments

Volume 2 (2003)

Prize Winners

Dukeminier Prize
Kenji Yoshino
Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law, NYU Law
Covering, 111 Yale L.J. 769 (2002)

Sonia Katyal
Professor of Law, Fordham School of Law
Exporting Identity, 14 Yale J.L. & Feminism 97 (2002)

David B. Cruz
Professor of Law, USC Gould School of Law
Disestablishing Sex and Gender, 90 Cal. L. Rev. 997 (2002)

Volume 1 (2002)

Prize Winners

Dukeminier Prize
Edward Stein
Vice Dean, Professor of Law, and Director, Program in Family Law, Policy, and Bioethics, Cardozo School of Law
Evaluating the Sex Discrimination Argument for Lesbian and Gay Rights, 49 UCLA L. Rev. 471 (2001)

Andrew Koppelman
John Paul Stevens Professor of Law, Northwestern Law
Defending the Sex Discrimination Argument for Lesbian and Gay Rights: A Reply to Edward Stein, 49 UCLA L. Rev. 519 (2001)

William Rubenstein
Sidley Austin Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Do Gay Rights Laws Matter? An Empirical Assessment, 75 S. CAL. L. REV. 65 (2001)

Taylor Flynn
Professor of Law, Western New England University Law School
Transforming the Debate: Why we need to Include Transgender Rights in the Struggles for Sex and Sexual Orientation Equality, 101 Colum. L. Rev. 392 (2001)

Diana Hassel
Professor of Law, Roger Williams University School of Law
The Use of Criminal Sodomy Laws in Civil Litigation, 79 TEX. L. REV. 813 (2001)

Ryan Goodman
Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Professor of Law, NYU School of Law
Beyond the Enforcement Principle: Sodomy Laws, Social Norms, and Social Panoptics, 89 CAL. L. REV. 643 (2001)