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Skinner-Thompson, Scott Gordon Associate Professor


Research Areas research areas



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


selected publications


courses taught

  • LAWS 6555 - Disability Rights
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    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
    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.


International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)