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Erin E. Buzuvis

Director, Center for Gender & Sexuality Studies

Professor of Law


B.S., University of New Hampshire
J.D., Cornell Law School


Administrative Law
Employment Discrimination
Sports Law & Culture


Email: ebuzuvis@law.wne.edu
Phone: 413-782-1405
Office: L 308


Professor Buzuvis researches and writes about gender and discrimination in sport, including such topics as the interrelation of law and sports culture, intersecting sexual orientation and race discrimination in women's athletics, retaliation against coaches in collegiate women's sports, the role of interest surveys in Title IX compliance, participation policies for transgender and intersex athletes, and Title IX and competitive cheer. Additionally, she is a co-founder and contributor to the Title IX Blog, an interdisciplinary resource for news, legal developments, commentary, and scholarship about Title IX's application to athletics and education.

Professor Buzuvis currently serves as the Director of the Center for Gender & Sexuality Studies at Western New England University School of Law.  She also teaches courses on administrative law, employment discrimination, Title IX, torts and property.

Prior to joining the faculty in 2006, she clerked for Judge Thomas Ambro of the Third Circuit and practiced law at Goodwin Procter in Boston. She also spent time as a Visiting Professor at the University of Iowa College of Law.


Book Chapters

Erin E. Buzuvis, Transsexual and Intersex Athletes, in SEXUAL MINORITIES IN SPORTS: PREJUDICE AT PLAY (Melanie L. Sartore-Baldwin, ed., 2013). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin Buzuvis, Including Transgender Athletes in Sex-Segregated Sport, in SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY IN SPORT: ESSAYS FROM ACTIVISTS, COACHES, AND SCHOLARS 23 (George B. Cunningham ed., 2012). SSRN Digital Commons

Journal Articles

Erin E. Buzuvis, "On the Basis of Sex: Using Title IX to Protect Transgender Students from Discrimination in Education, 28 WIS. J.L. GENDER & SOCY 219 (2013).

Erin E. Buzuvis & Kristine E. Newhall, Equality Beyond the Three-Part Test: Exploring and Explaining the Invisibility of Title IX's Equal Treatment Requirement, 22 MARQ. SPORTS L. REV. 427 (2012). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin E. Buzuvis, Symposium: Radical Nemesis: Re-Envisioning Ivan Illichs Theories on Social Institutions: Illich, Education, and the Wire, 34 W. NEW ENG. L. REV. 363 (2012). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin Buzuvis, Game Changer, MS., Spring/Summer 2012, at 33. SSRN Digital Commons

Erin E. Buzuvis, The Feminist Case for the NCAA's Recognition of Competitive Cheer as an Emerging Sport for Women, 52 B.C. L. REV. 439 (2011). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin E. Buzuvis, Transgender Student-Athletes and Sex-Segregated Sport: Developing Policies of Inclusion for Intercollegiate and Interscholastic Athletics, 21 SETON HALL J. SPORTS & ENT. L. 1 (2011). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin E. Buzuvis, Caster Semenya and the Myth of a Level Playing Field, 6 MODERN AMERICAN 36 (2010). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin E. Buzuvis, Sidelined: Title IX Retaliation Cases and Women's Leadership in College Athletics, 17 DUKE J. GENDER L. & POL'Y 1 (2010). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin E. Buzuvis & Kristine E. Newhall, (e)Racing Jennifer Harris: Sexuality and Race, Law and Discourse in Harris v. Portland, 32 J. SPORTS & SOC. ISSUES 345 (2008). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin E. Buzuvis & Sudha N. Setty, Letter to The New York Times, May 25, 2008, at MM6. Digital Commons

Erin E. Buzuvis, Reading the Pink Locker Room on Football Culture and Title IX, 14 WM. & MARY J. WOMEN & L. 1 (2007). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin E. Buzuvis, Survey Says ... A Critical Analysis of the New Title IX Policy and a Proposal for Reform, 91 IOWA L. REV. 821 (2006). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin E. Buzuvis, 'A' for Effort: Evaluating Recent State Education Reform in Response to Judicial Demands for Equity and Adequacy, 86 CORNELL L. REV. 644 (2001). SSRN Digital Commons