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Panel Discussion: “Trans* Law: Opportunities and Futures”

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

William W. Knight Law Center, 175
1515 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403

  • Paisley Currah, Professor, Brooklyn College & CUNY
  • Asaf Orr, Attorney, National Center for Lesbian Rights
  • Moderator: Beatrice Dohrn, Director, Nonprofit Clinic, UO School of Law

Paisley Currah is a professor of political science and women’s & gender studies at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He has written widely on the topics related to transgender rights rights, sex reclassification policies, and feminism. In his current research, Currah looks at how states classify sex, focusing on the contradictions in definitions of sex (as in M and F) from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and agency to agency. He has also written widely on the transgender rights movement in the United States. His teaching interests include sexuality and gender studies, LGBT studies, feminist theory, queer legal theory, public policy, and political theory, including contemporary political thought, and biopolitics.

Asaf Orr is the Transgender Youth Project Staff Attorney of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), one of the nation’s leading advocacy organizations for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

Asaf joined NCLR in 2012 after years of representing students with disabilities and people living with HIV/AIDS. As NCLR’s Transgender Youth Project Staff Attorney, Asaf works to safeguard the rights of transgender and gender-expansive youth to be affirmed and supported for who they are. By changing the life trajectories of transgender and gender-expansive youth through litigation, public policy, and advocacy, Asaf hopes to create a future where all children can thrive.