Luke Boso

Luke A. Boso

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty


Luke Boso is an associate professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law, where he teaches Constitutional Law I, Constitutional Law II, Criminal Law, Education Law, Family Law, and Remedies. He has also served as a part-time visiting professor at the UC Hastings College of Law since 2019, where he teaches Constitutional Law II. Previously, Boso taught courses dealing with law and sexuality for two years as a law teaching fellow with the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law. He also taught property and constitutional law courses for one year as an associate professor at Savannah Law School.

Boso has published in a variety of legal journals, including the Arizona Law Review, the Florida Law Review, the Washington Law Review, the Tennessee Law Review, the UCLA Law Review, and the University of Hawaii Law Review. Boso was the recipient of a Dukeminier Award, which recognizes each year's best legal scholarship on LGBTQ issues, for his 2013 article “Urban Bias, Rural Sexual Minorities, and the Courts.” Boso also won first place in the national LGBT Bar Association's Michael Greenberg Student Writing Competition when he was a student at the West Virginia University College of Law in 2008.


  • LLM, UC Los Angeles
  • JD, West Virginia University
  • BA, West Virginia University

Awards & Distinctions

  • John Adler Distinguished Professor Award, USF School of Law (2021)
  • Boso was selected as one of three winners of the 2014 Dukeminier Awards for his piece, Urban Bias, Rural Sexual Minorities, and the Courts, 60 UCLA L. REV. 562 (2013). The awards recognize each year's best sexual orientation and gender identity law review articles.


  • Chemical Risk Governance, eds. Adam DK Abelkop, Lucas Bergkamp, Lynn L Bergeson & Bethami Auerbach, (Edward Elgar, 2023)

Law Review and Journal Articles

  • “Anti-LGBT Free Speech and Group Subordination,” 63 Arizona Law Review 341 (2021). SSRN
  • “Rural Resentment and LGBTQ Equality,” 71 Florida Law Review 919 (2019). SSRN
  • “Dignity, Inequality, and Stereotypes,” 92 Washington Law Review 1119 (2017). SSRN
  • “Acting Gay, Acting Straight: Sexual Orientation Stereotyping,” 83 Tennessee Law Review 575 (2016). SSRN
  • “Real Men,” 37 University of Hawai'i Law Review 107 (2015). SSRN
  • “Policing Masculinity in Small-Town America,” 23 Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review 345 (2014). SSRN
  • “Urban Bias, Rural Sexual Minorities, and the Courts,” 60 UCLA Law Review 562 (2013). SSRN
  • “Disrupting Sexual Categories of Intimate Preference,” 21 Hastings Women's Law Journal 59 (2010). SSRN
  • “A (Trans)Gender-Inclusive Equal Protection Analysis of Public Female Toplessness,” 18 Tulane Journal of Law & Sexuality 143 (2009). SSRN
  • “The Unjust Exclusion of Gay Sperm Donors: Litigation Strategies to End Discrimination In the Gene Pool,” 110 West Virginia Law Review 843 (2008). SSRN