Courtney G. Joslin

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Courtney G. Joslin

Professor of Law

Professor Joslin will join the faculty at GW Law starting in Fall 2023. She teaches in the areas of Constitutional Law, Employment Discrimination, Family Law, and Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and the Law. 

Professor Joslin is a leading expert in the areas of family and relationship recognition, with a particular focus on same-sex and unmarried couples. Her publications have appeared or are forthcoming in Boston University Law ReviewCalifornia Law ReviewColumbia Law ReviewHarvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law ReviewHarvard Law Review ForumIowa Law ReviewSouthern California Law Review, UCLA Law Review, and Yale Law Journal Forum, among other sources. Professor Joslin is a co-author (with William N. Eskridge Jr. & Nan D. Hunter) of the textbook Sexuality, Gender, and the Law. Her scholarship has received numerous awards; Professor Joslin is a two-time recipient (2010 & 2019) of the Dukeminier Award, which is awarded annually to recognize the best legal scholarship on sexual orientation and gender identity law. 

Professor Joslin served as the Reporter for the Uniform Parentage Act (2017). She is an elected member of the American Law Institute. 

Professor Joslin received her undergraduate degree from Brown University and her law degree from Harvard Law School, where she was an executive editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review

Currently, she is a Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Law at UC Davis School of Law.

BA, Brown University; JD, Harvard Law School