About

Ruthann Robson is a Professor of Law and University Distinguished Professor at City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law, where she has taught since 1990, in the fields of Constitutional Law and Sexuality and Law. Her legal books include the Casebook, First Amendment: Cases, Controversies, and Contexts (E-Langdell 2016); Dressing Constitutionally: Hierarchy, Sexuality & Democracy (Cambridge University Press 2013); Sappho Goes to Law School (Columbia University Press 1999); and Lesbian (Out)Law (Firebrand Books 1992); as well as editing the three volume set, Sexuality and Law (Ashgate Publishing Ltd./Routledge 2011). She is the co-editor of the Constitutional Law Professors Blog and a frequent commentator on constitutional and sexuality issues. She is one of the 26 law professors featured in What The Best Law Professors Do (Harvard University Press 2013).

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She is the author of creative works including the widely anthologized essay “Notes from a Difficult Case,” the novel a/k/a and short fiction collection The Struggle for Happiness (both from St. Martin’s Press) and Cecile and Eye of a Hurricane (both from the lesbian-feminist press Firebrand Books), and the poetry collection Masks.