David B. Cruz, co-author with Jillian Weiss of the first textbook on the rights of transgender people, Gender Identity and the Law (Carolina Academic Press 2021), is the Newton Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. He teaches a variety of courses in and researches and writes about constitutional law, federal courts, and sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation law. He is a member of the board of directors of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California and the Equality California Institute; a member of the faculty advisory committee of the Williams Institute; a former member of the board of directors and a former General Counsel of the national American Civil Liberties Union; and twice a past chair of the Association of American Law School’s Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender identity Issues. He occasionally blogs at CruzLines.org and tweets @ProfDavidCruz.
Teaching Gender Identity Law