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Taylor Flynn

Professor of Law

EDUCATION

B.A., Dartmouth College
J.D., Columbia Law School
J.S.M., Stanford Law School

COURSES TAUGHT

Conflict of Laws
Family Law
Jurisprudence

CONTACT INFORMATION

Email: tflynn@law.wne.edu
Phone: 413-782-1427
Office: L 217

GENERAL INFORMATION

Professor Flynn, formerly on the faculty of Northeastern University School of Law, was a Staff Attorney with the ACLU of Southern California prior to teaching. Her area of specialization, both at the ACLU and in her academic research, focuses on discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Professor Flynn has litigated a wide array of issues, including arguing before the California Supreme Court on behalf of members expelled from the Boy Scouts based on their sexual orientation and religious non-belief, as well as on behalf of a transgender father who faced losing all legal rights to his child solely because of gender identity. Professor Flynn's scholarly work has appeared in journals including the Columbia Law Review, Stanford Law and Policy Review, and Iowa Law Review, as well as in the book Transgender Rights.

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

Taylor Flynn, Clarion Call or False Alarm: Why Proposed Exemptions to Equal Marriage Statutes Return Us to a Religious Understanding of the Public Marketplace, 5 NW. J.L. & SOC. POL'Y 236 (2010). SSRN Digital Commons

Taylor Flynn, Instant (Gender) Messaging: Expression-Based Challenges to State Enforcement of Gender Norms, 18 TEMP. POL. & CIV. RTS. L. REV. 465 (2009). SSRN Digital Commons

Taylor Flynn, The Ties That (Don't) Bind: Transgender Family Law and the Un-making of Families, in TRANSGENDER RIGHTS (Currah, Juang & Minter, eds., 2006). SSRN Digital Commons

Taylor Flynn, Introduction: What Does Oakley Tell Us About the Failures of Constitutional Decision-Making?, 26 W. NEW. ENG. L. REV. 1 (2004). SSRN Digital Commons

Taylor Flynn, Sex and (Sexed By) the State, 25 WOMEN'S RTS. L. REP. 217 (2004). SSRN Digital Commons

Taylor Flynn, Protecting Transgender Families: Strategies for Advocates, 30 HUM. RTS. 11 (Summer 2003). SSRN Digital Commons

Taylor Flynn, The Best Sexual Orientation Law Review Articles of 2001, 1 DUKEMINIER AWARDS J. 125 (2002) (republication of TRANSforming the Debate: Why We Need to Include Transgender Rights in the Struggles for Sex and Sexual Orientation Equality, 101 COLUM. L. REV. 392 (2001) for outstanding scholarship in field).

Taylor Flynn, Don't Ask Us to Explain Ourselves, Don't Tell Us What to Do: The Boy Scouts' Exclusion of Gay Members and the Necessity of Independent Judicial Review, 12 STAN. L. & POL'Y REV. 87 (2001). SSRN Digital Commons

Taylor Flynn, TRANSforming the Debate: Why We Need to Include Transgender Rights in the Struggles for Sex and Sexual Orientation Equality, 101 COLUM. L. REV. 392 (2001). SSRN Digital Commons

Taylor Flynn, Of Communism, Treason, and Addiction: An Evaluation of Novel Challenges to the Military's Anti-Gay Policy, 80 IOWA L. REV. 979 (1995). SSRN Digital Commons