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Gwendolyn Leachman

Gwendolyn Leachman

Expert on LGBT law and policy issues, social movement litigation, and employment discrimination

Assistant professor, law; faculty affiliate, sociology College of Letters and Science Law School Work: 608-262-7367 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Sexual orientation and gender identity law and policy
  • Law and social movements, litigation for social change
  • Sociology of law
  • Employment law and employment discrimination


  • Law & Society Association Dissertation Prize (2015) for "Legalizing LGBT Politics: Litigation and the Construction of Social Movement Agendas."
  • Published "The Future of Polyamorous Marriage: Lessons from the Marriage Equality Struggle" (coauthor Hadar Aviram).
  • Published "From Protest to Perry: How Litigation Shaped the LGBT Movement’s Agenda."