Nancy Marcus, LL.M., S.J.D., is a legal skills professor at California Western School of Law, and a former Lambda Legal attorney. She earned her advanced law degrees at the University of Wisconsin Law School with a dissertation on the constitutional rights of LGBTQ people, while simultaneously clerking for the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and Wisconsin Supreme Court. She is the author of a number of widely cited law review articles about LGBTQ rights, with her scholarship focusing on the evolution of constitutional protections for LGBTQ people generally and on the harms of bisexual erasure in the law and the need for greater bisexual inclusion in LGBTQ-rights litigation. She has also published widely cited influential and transformative legal articles on racial justice and police reform, and on access to the courts in a tort law context. She is the “Legally Bi” columnist for bi.org and one of the founders of BiLaw, the national organization of bisexual lawyers, law students, and their allies. She has served in leadership positions in various LGBTQ organizations over the years. She has also worked as an out bisexual litigator at plaintiff’s side firms engaging in a broad range of practice areas over the years, and as a policy advocate in Washington, D.C., where her work included serving as the State Public Policy Director for the National Abortion Federation, as well as working for the Alliance for Justice and for the American Association of Justice (then “ATLA”). She began her legal career as a legal aid lawyer in the Appalachian foothills of southeastern Ohio and now happily resides in southern California.
Bridging the Gap in LGBTQ+ Rights Litigation: A Community Discussion on Bisexual Visibility in the Law