Herbert and Doris Wechsler Clinical Professor of Law; Director, Center for Gender and Sexuality Law
Areas of Expertise
- Sexuality and Gender Law
- Civil Procedure
- Civil Rights
- Lawyering and Social Change
- Equality Theory
- Immigration and Asylum related to gender and sexual orientation
- J.D. (cum laude), Harvard, 1990
- National University of Singapore, Fulbright Fellow, 1985-86
- A.B. Brown University (magna cum laude), 1985
Law clerk to Justice Marie Garibaldi, New Jersey Supreme Court, 1990-91. Skadden Foundation Fellow with Lambda Legal Defense, 1991-93. Senior Staff Attorney with Lambda Legal Defense, 1993-2000. Adjunct Professor of Law, Fordham Law School, 1996-2000. On faculty of Rutgers Law School-Newark, 2000-2006. Visiting Professor at Columbia Law School, 2004-05.
Member of the New Jersey Civil Practice Committee of the New Jersey Supreme Court (2002-06); Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law Annual Review Board of Advisors (1999-present); founder and past president of the Board of Directors of Immigration Equality (formerly the Lesbian and Gay Immigration Rights Task Force)
Joined the Columbia faculty in Fall 2006. Currently directs Columbia's Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic and the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law and teaches Civil Procedure, Advanced Civil Procedure, and Advocacy: Theory and Practice.