Professor Kenji Yoshino will present “The Paradox of Political Power: Same Sex Marriage at the Supreme Court” to the LSU Law community on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 12:40 p.m. in the McKernan Auditorium. Professor Yoshino is The Order of the Coif Distinguished Visitor.
Kenji Yoshino is the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at the NYU School of Law. Prior to moving to NYU, he was the inaugural Guido Calabresi Professor of Law and Deputy Dean of Intellectual Life at Yale Law School, where he taught from 1998 to 2008. A specialist in constitutional law, antidiscrimination law, and law and literature, Yoshino has published in major academic journals, such as The Columbia Law Review, The Harvard Law Review, The Stanford Law Review, and The Yale Law Journal. He has also written extensively in other popular venues, such as The L.A. Times, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. His award-winning book, Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights, was published by Random House in 2006. His second book, A Thousand Times More Fair: What Shakespeare’s Plays Teach Us About Justice, was published in 2011 by HarperCollins. He is currently working on a book on the Prop 8 litigation over the right of same-sex couples to marry.
He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College, took a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, and earned his law degree at Yale Law School.