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News Posted on October 6, 2017

Professor Soucek Speaks on ‘Trans Rights and Fights in the Time of Trump’

Professor Brian Soucek spoke on “Trans Rights and Fights in the Time of Trump” at the UC Davis Memorial Union on October 4 as part of the 2017-18 Campus Community Book Project discussion of Janet Mock's Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More.

Professor Soucek talked about the legal landscape surrounding trans issue including so-called bathroom bills, the lawsuits brought by trans students across the country, the Department of Education's rescinded guidance on trans students at federally-funded schools, and the pending ban on trans servicemen and women.

Professor Soucek holds a JD from Yale Law School and a PhD from Columbia University. He has clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Mark. R. Kravitz in Connecticut, and Judge Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. His primary teaching and research interests are antidiscrimination law, civil procedure, constitutional law, and refugee/asylum law.