Nancy Polikoff is Professor Emerita of Law at American University Washington College of Law and has been Visiting McDonald/Wright Chair of Law at UCLA School of Law and Faculty Chair of the Williams Institute, a national think tank on sexual orientation law and public policy. She began her career as a family law practitioner with the Washington DC Feminist Law Collective in the 1970’s, where her clients included parents whose children had been removed by the state. For more than 40 years, she has been writing about, teaching about, and working on litigation and legislation about LGBT parents. Her recent article on LGBT parents in the child welfare system is Neglected Lesbian Mothers, 52 Fam. L. Rev. 87 (2018). In 2011, she received the National LGBT Bar Association’s Dan Bradley award, the organization’s highest honor.
Triple Bias: How The Child Welfare System Harms LGBTQ+ Children and Adults