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Skinner-Thompson, Scott

Associate Professor and Dean's Faculty Fellow


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research overview

  • Scott's research and teaching interests are in constitutional law, civil rights, and privacy law, with a particular focus on LGBTQ and HIV issues. Scott's recent research focuses on the regulation and subordination of transgender lives.


  • privacy, first amendment, freedom of expression, LGBTQ rights, HIV/AIDS, civil rights, disability rights


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courses taught

  • LAWS 6005 - Constitutional Law
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Studies constitutional structure: judicial review, federalism, separation of powers; and constitutional rights of due process and equal protection.
  • LAWS 6555 - Disability Rights
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2021
    Explores the theories of disability, including whether disability is the product of society/social construction or medicine. The course will then explore some of the major federal protections for disability, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination in employment and public accommodations, and the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act.
  • LAWS 7025 - Civil Rights
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2023
    Presents a comprehensive study of federal civil rights statutes briefly reviewed in other courses (e.g., Constitutional Law or Federal Courts). Studies federal civil rights statutes, their judicial application,and their interrelationships as a discretely significant body of law of increasing theoretical interest and practical importance.
  • LAWS 8665 - Seminar: Sexuality, Gender Identity, and Law
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022
    Examines the regulation of sexuality and gender identity in local, state, and federal law. Explores how sexuality and gender identity shape, and are shaped by, an array of laws and policies, which may include family law, military regulations, tax law, employment law, trusts and estates, obscenity law, and criminal law.


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