Savannah Law School Professor Luke Boso is a featured speaker at the LGBT Youth: Reconciling Pride, Family, and Community Conference held at Temple Law School on Saturday, October 19, 2013. Featuring over twenty leading scholars, advocates, and practitioners, the Conference will explore the challenges and issues facing LGBT youth from a variety of perspectives and across disciplines. Topics will include working with rejecting families, the school-to-prison pipeline, safe-school initiatives, out-of-home placements, homelessness, resilience, and best practices for attorneys, judges, and juvenile justice personnel.
Formerly a Fellow with the Charles R. Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at UCLA, Professor Boso’s research and writing focus broadly on the intersections of law, gender, sexuality, race, class, and geography. His current work explores the role of law as it relates to how “place” informs understandings of masculinity and femininity.
Professor Boso’s publications include: “Urban Bias, Rural Sexual Minorities, and the Courts,” published in 60 UCLA Law Review 562 (2013), “Disrupting Sexual Categories of Intimate Preference,” published in 21 Hastings Women’s Law Journal 59 (2010), “A (Trans)Gender-Inclusive Equal Protection Analysis of Public Female Toplessness,” published in 18 Tulane Journal of Law & Sexuality 143 (2009), which also won first place in the National LGBT Bar Foundation’s Michael Greenberg Student Writing Contest, and his student note, “The Unjust Exclusion of Gay Sperm Donors: Litigation Strategies to End Discrimination in the Gene Pool” published in 110 West Virginia Law Review 843 (2008). Boso has served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Irene M. Keeley of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District Court of West Virginia, as well as law clerk to the Honorable Judge Phillip D. Gaujot of the Circuit Court of Monongalia County, West Virginia. He also spent a year working at a boutique civil rights firm in Los Angeles, litigating issues of police misconduct and brutality.