Douglas NeJaime named the Anne Urowsky Professor of Law

Law professor Douglas NeJaime
Douglas NeJaime

Douglas NeJaime, recently appointed as the Anne Urowsky Professor of Law, focuses his research and writing on family law, gender and sexuality, constitutional law, law and social movements, and legal ethics.

NeJaime is a prolific contributor of academic articles and book chapters, as well as essays and commentaries in popular publications. His recent scholarship, which engages questions of parental recognition, includes “The Nature of Parenthood,” published in the Yale Law Journal, and “Marriage Equality and the New Parenthood,” published in the Harvard Law Review. He also has written extensively with Reva Siegel, the Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Professor of Law at Yale, on religious accommodation. NeJaime is the co-author of two books: “Ethical Lawyering: Legal and Professional Responsibilities in the Practice of Law” and “Cases and Materials on Sexuality, Gender Identity, and the Law.”

A graduate of Brown University, NeJaime earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School. Before joining the Yale faculty in 2017, NeJaime was professor of law at the University of California-Los Angeles School of Law, where he served as faculty director of the Williams Institute, a research center on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy. He also has served on the faculties of the University of California-Irvine School of Law and Loyola Law School (Los Angeles), and was visiting professor of law at Harvard Law School. In addition to his new post, he holds a secondary appointment as a professor at the Yale Child Study Center.

NeJaime has twice received the Dukeminier Award, which recognizes the best sexual orientation legal scholarship published in the previous year. His teaching has been recognized with the University of California-Irvine School of Law’s Professor of the Year Award and Loyola Law School’s Excellence in Teaching Award.

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