Professor of Law
Sexual orientation law, same-sex marriage, law and social movements, family law, cause lawyering, anti-discrimination law
Douglas NeJaime is Professor of Law at UC Irvine School of Law, where he teaches in the areas of family law, law and sexuality, and constitutional law.
Before joining the UCI Law faculty in July 2013, he was Associate Professor of Law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and the Sears Law Teaching Fellow at the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law.
Professor NeJaime is a two-time recipient of the Dukeminier Award, which recognizes the best sexual orientation legal scholarship published in the previous year, and the 2011 recipient of Loyola’s Excellence in Teaching Award. NeJaime has provided commentary on issues relating to sexual orientation and same-sex marriage to numerous press outlets, including the New York Times, L.A. Times, NPR, and NBC News. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Brown University.
Ethical Lawyering, Family Law, Law & Sexuality, LGBT Law & Politics, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Legal Scholarship
- “Before Marriage: The Unexplored History of Nonmarital Recognition and its Relationship to Marriage,” 102 Calif. L. Rev. 87 (2014)
- “Constitutional Change, Courts, and Social Movements,” 111 Mich. L. Rev. 877 (2013)
- “Cause Lawyers Inside the State,” 81 Fordham L. Rev. 649 (2012)
- “Marriage Inequality: Same-Sex Relationships, Religious Exemptions, and the Production of Sexual Orientation Discrimination,” 100 Calif. L. Rev. 1169 (2012)
- “Winning Through Losing,” 96 Iowa L. Rev. 941 (2011)
- “Lawyering for Marriage Equality,” 57 UCLA L. Rev. 1235 (2010) (with Scott Cummings)
- L.A. Times: Some Justices May See DOMA as Federal Interference, Professor Says
- Which Way L.A., KCRW: Will California’s Proposition 8 Survive the U.S. Supreme Court?
- The New York Times: U.S. Marriage Act is Unfair to Gays, Court Panel Says
- Medium: Op-ed: Marriage Equality and the Role of the Court
- Huffington Post: Op-ed: Exploring the Legacies of Roe and Lawrence (with Nan Hunter)
- Los Angeles Times: Op-Ed: First, Decide DOMA