Frank J. Bewkes

Frank Bewkes

Frank J. Bewkes

Professorial Lecturer in Law

2000 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20052

Frank J. Bewkes is an adjunct professor currently teaching at the George Washington University Law School and Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy. A scholar of and advocate for LGBTQ rights-related law and policy, he was formerly a policy analyst for the LGBTQ Research and Communications Project at the Center for American Progress. Mr. Bewkes has also worked for such organizations as the American Civil Liberties Union, Family Equality, the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, and the Brennan Center for Justice.

His work has been published by the Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice, the CUNY Graduate Center, and CAP. That research has been impactful, including a mixed methods project on discrimination in child welfare covered by NBC News and a report on Title IX discrimination featured in a New York Times exclusive. National and international LGBTQ news outlets, such as PinkNews and Metro Weekly, have covered his work. Mr. Bewkes' citations include such esteemed publications as the Journal of Homosexuality, the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, and several amicus briefs to the Supreme Court. 

He is pursuing a PhD in social policy at the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration. Mr. Bewkes holds a Master of Laws from New York University School of Law and a JD from the George Washington University Law School, which awarded him the Thurgood Marshall Civil Liberties Award. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in political science at Yale University.

  • Sexuality and the Law

BA, Yale University; JD, George Washington University; LLM, New York University