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William N. Eskridge, Jr.

Dialogue Catalyst

Professor Eskridge's primary legal academic interest has been statutory interpretation and gay rights. Together with Professor Philip Frickey, he developed an innovative casebook on Legislation. In 1990-95, Eskridge represented a gay couple suing for recognition of their same-sex marriage. Since then, he has published a field-establishing casebook, three monographs, and dozens of law review articles articulating a legal and political framework for proper state treatment of sexual and gender minorities. He is the co-author of the book Gay Marriage: For Better or for Worse? What We Have Learned from the Evidence (Oxford, 2006) (co-authored with Darren Spedale), author of Equality Practice: Civil Unions and the Future of Gay Rights (Routledge 2002), and is co-editor with Professor Wilson of the book Religious Freedom, LGBT Rights and the Prospects for Common Ground (eds., Cambridge University Press, 2018).



William N. Eskridge, Jr.
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