Katie  Eyer

Katie Eyer

Assistant Professor

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Law Office: E429
V: 856-225-6960

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T/W 12-1 PM


Katie Eyer joined the Rutgers Camden law faculty as an Assistant Professor in June 2012.  Her work, which takes multidisciplinary approaches to questions of contemporary anti-discrimination law, has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Minnesota Law Review, the UC Davis Law Review and the Southern California Law Review.  Her recent publication, "Constitutional Colorblindness and the Family," was awarded Honorable Mention in the 2013 AALS Scholarly Papers Competition, where it was described by the selection committee as "saying something new and compelling about constitutional colorblindness." 

Prior to coming to Rutgers, Katie was a Research Scholar and Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, where she conducted research in conjunction with the Alice Paul Center for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality and taught Disability Law.  Katie also litigated civil rights cases prior to entering academia full time, and secured a number of precedents in the Third Circuit expanding the legal rights of LGBT and disabled employees, including Prowel v. Wise Business Forms, 579 F.3d 285 (3d Cir. 2009) and Miller v. American Airlines, 632 F.3d 837 (3d Cir. 2011).

Katie clerked for the Hon. Guido Calabresi in 2004-2005, and was a Skadden Fellow at Equality Advocates Pennsylvania from 2005-2007.  She was a litigator with the private firm of Salmanson Goldshaw, PC until April 2012.


Ideological Drift and the Forgotten History of Intent, 51 Harv. C.R.-C.L. L. Rev. __ (2015) (forthcoming).

The Declaration of Independence as Bellwether, 89 S.Cal. L. Rev. __ (2015) (forthcoming).

Brown, Not Loving: Obergefell and the Unfinished Business of Formal Equality, 125 Yale L. J. F. __ (2015) (forthcoming).

Constitutional Crossroads and the Canon of Rational Basis Review, 48 U.C. Davis. L. Rev. 527 (2014).

Constitutional Colorblindness and the Family, 162 U. Pa. L. Rev. 537 (2014) (awarded Honorable Mention in the 2013 AALS Scholarly Papers Competition). 

Lower Court Popular Constitutionalism, 123 Yale. L. J. Online 197 (2013).

Marriage This Term: On Liberty and the "New Equal Protection", 60 UCLA L. Rev. Disc. 2 (2012). 

That’s Not Discrimination: American Beliefs and the Limits of Anti-Discrimination Law, 96 Minn. L. Rev. 1275 (2012).

Have We Arrived Yet? LGBT Rights and the Limits of Formal Equality, 19 Law & Sexuality 159 (2010) (selected for publication by a peer-review panel of the AALS Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues).

Administrative Adjudication and the Rule of Law, 60 Admin. L. Rev. 647 (2008).

Protecting Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Workers, American Constitution Society White Paper (2006) (reprinted with updates and supplemental materials in Legal Issues Affecting Gay, Lesbian, Bisexualand Transgender Clients (PBI Press 2008)).

Note, Rehabilitation Act Redux, 23 Yale L. & Pol’y Rev. 271 (2005).

Litigating for Treatment: The Use of State Laws and Constitutions in Obtaining Treatment Rights for Individuals with Mental Illness, 28 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 1 (2003).

Case Note, Related Within the Second Degree? Burns v. Burns and the Potential Benefits of Civil Union Status, 20 Yale L. & Pol’y Rev. 297 (2002).

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