Biography

Professor Luke A. Boso taught property and constitutional law courses at Savannah Law School in 2013-14 as an associate professor, and he was a law teaching fellow with the Charles R. Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at the UCLA School of Law from 2011-13. 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, and a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Phillip D. Gaujot of the Circuit Court of Monongalia County, West Virginia. He also spent a year working as a staff attorney at a boutique civil rights firm in Los Angeles, litigating Fourth Amendment cases regarding police misconduct.

Education
BA, West Virginia University
JD, West Virginia University
LLM, UC Los Angeles
Awards & Distinctions

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.

Law Review and Journal Articles
“Rural Resistance to LGBTQ Equality,” 70 Florida Law Review (forthcoming 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
Opinion Pieces and Blog Posts
How a School Class President Video Became a First Amendment Battleground”, Citizen Truth (September 2018)
Student Video Fuels School Free-Speech Debate”, Courthouse News Service (September 2018)
“Justice Kennedy's Gay Rights Legacy”, Oxford Human Rights Hub (forthcoming September 2018)
Masterpiece Cakeshop and Discriminatory Intent”, Oxford Human Rights Hub (June 2018)
“What Is Sexual Orientation Discrimination?”, Los Angeles & San Francisco Daily Journal (August 2016)
Animus and Unequal Dignity: The Purpose and Effect of North Carolina's New Anti-LGBT Law”, Oxford Human Rights Hub (April 2016)
In Deference to Majoritarian Oppression: Justice Scalia’s Indifference to LGBTQ Lives”, Oxford Human Rights Hub (March 2016)
Introduction to Equality, in Global Perspectives on Human Rights”, Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog (2016)
Briefs
Supreme Court of the United States , Masterpiece Cakeshop, LTD., et al., Petitioners, v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, et al., Respondents. , Several Scholars cited Boso's article, "Urban Bias, Rural Sexual Minorities, and the Courts", published by the UCLA Law Review (2013) in an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in the impending Masterpiece Cake case regarding whether bakers can refuse to bake cakes for same-sex couples under religious freedom laws. (U.S. 2017) (No. No. 16-111 )
Supreme Court of the United States , Jameka K. Evans, Petitioner, v. Georgia Regional Hospital, et al., Respondents , 76 companies cited Boso's article, "Acting Gay, Acting Straight: Sexual Orientation Stereotyping", published in the Tennessee Law Review (2016) in an amicus brief to the Supreme Court urging the Court to grant certiorari. The companies are urging the Court to take a case arising from the Eleventh Circuit regarding whether Title VII's prohibition of sex discrimination includes a prohibition on sexual orientation discrimination. (U.S. 2017) (No. No. 17-370)
Court Citation of Research
Federal District Court for the Middle District of Georgia , Roberts v. Archbold Medical Center , M.D. Ga. (2016) (No. WL 6803084)
Presentations
Presenter, “Rural Resentment and LGBTQ Equality,” AALS Annual Meeting for the Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues, “LGBTQ Poverty Panel,” New Orleans, Louisiana (accepted for January 2019)
Presenter, “Dignity, Inequality, and Stereotypes,” National Conference of Constitutional Law Scholars, “University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law,” Tucson, Arizona (March 2018)
Presenter, “Rural Backlash to LGBT Rights,” Faculty Workshop, University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California (February 2018)
Presenter, “Dignity, Inequality, and Stereotypes,” International Conference on Law and Society, “Rationality and Stereotypes in Antidiscrimination Law Panel,” Mexico City, Mexico (June 2017)
Presenter, “Transgender Issues in Catholic Education Roundtable,” University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California (May 2017)
Presenter, “Dignity, Inequality, and Stereotypes,” Faculty Speaker Series, Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, WA (January 2017)
Presenter, “Beyond Group-Based Animus: Individualized Antigay Discrimination,” After Marriage: The Future of LGBTQ Politics and Scholarship, New York, NY (October, 2016)
Commentator, “Advancing Diversity With Feminist Legal Theory Panel,” International Conference on Law and Society, New Orleans, LA (June, 2016)
Presenter, “Acting Gay, Acting Straight: Sexual Orientation Stereotyping,” International Conference on Law and Society, New Orleans, LA (June, 2016)
Presenter, “Acting Gay, Acting Straight: Sexual Orientation Stereotyping,” Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair, Junior Scholars Panel, Chicago, IL (August, 2015)
Presenter, “Rural Transgender Discrimination,” Law Review Symposium on LGBTQ Marriage Rights and Transgender Rights, University of South Dakota School of Law, Vermillion, SD (March, 2015)
Presenter, “Sexual Orientation Stereotyping,” Law, Culture & the Humanities Conference, “Law’s Response to Social Change: The Case of Sexual Orientation,” Washington, DC (March, 2015)
Presenter, “Real Men,” Faculty Workshop, University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, CA (February, 2015)
Commentator, “Antidiscrimination Laws/Policies,” AALS Mid-Year Meeting for the Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues, Washington, DC (June, 2014)
Presenter, “Gender Policing in Small-Town America: The Hidden Vulnerability of Rural Boys and Men,” LGBT Youth Conference, Temple Law School, Philadelphia, PA (October, 2013)
Presenter, “Male Sex Stereotyping,” Southeastern Law Scholars Conference, Charleston School of Law, Charleston, SC (October, 2013)
Presenter, “Male Sex Stereotyping,” Savannah Law School Faulty Workshop, Savannah, GA (September, 2013)
Presenter, “Male Sex Stereotyping and Place,” International Conference on Law and Society, “Constructive Legal Narratives of Gender & Sexuality Panel,” Boston, MA (May, 2013)
Presenter, “Masculinities, Sex Stereotyping, and Title IX,” UCLA Education Department, “Course on LGBT Issues in Education & Law,” Los Angeles, CA (February, 2013)
Presenter, “Urban Bias, Rural Sexual Minorities, and Courts’ Role in Addressing Discrimination,” West Virginia University College of Law Faculty Colloquium, Morgantown, WV (September, 2012)
Presenter, “Urban Bias, Rural Sexual Minorities, and Courts’ Role in Addressing Discrimination,” UCLA School of Law Faculty Colloquium, Los Angeles, CA (September, 2012)
Presenter, “Urban Bias, Rural Sexual Minorities, and Courts’ Role in Addressing Discrimination,” Aspiring Law Professors Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (September, 2012)
Presenter, “Urban Bias, Rural Sexual Minorities, and Courts’ Role in Addressing Discrimination,” Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair, “Junior Scholars Panel,” Washington, DC (August, 2012)
Presenter, “Urban Bias, Rural Sexual Minorities, and Courts’ Role in Addressing Discrimination,” International Conference on Law and Society, “Gender and Sexuality Policies and Rights: Socio-Legal Perspectives,” Honolulu, HI (June, 2012)
Presenter, “Urban Bias, Rural Sexual Minorities, and Courts’ Role in Addressing Discrimination,” The Williams Institute’s Work-In-Progress Series, Los Angeles, CA (May, 2012)
Presenter, “A (Trans)Gender-Inclusive Equal Protection Analysis of Public Female Toplessness,” Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair, San Francisco, CA (August, 2008)