Scott Skinner-Thompson is an associate professor of law at Colorado Law. Scott’s research and teaching interests are in constitutional law, civil rights, and privacy law, with a particular focus on LGBTQ and HIV issues. His scholarship has been published or is forthcoming in the Michigan Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review, UC Davis Law Review, and Columbia Law Review Online, and he is the editor and contributing author of AIDS and the Law(Wolters Kluwer, 5th ed., 2015), one of the leading resources in the field. His shorter work has appeared in Slate, Salon, The New Republic, Muftah, and elsewhere.
Prior to joining Colorado Law School in 2017, he was an Acting Assistant Professor of Lawyering at New York University School of Law. In 2014, he was selected as one of the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 by the National LGBT Bar Association and while in practice Scott served as co-counsel with the ACLU LGBT & HIV Project, the Center for Constitutional Rights, the Transgender Law Center, and the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund.
Scott clerked on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals for Judge Dolores Sloviter and for Judge Robert Chatigny of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. Scott graduated from Duke Law School, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, in 2008, receiving both a J.D. and LL.M in International & Comparative Law. He received his B.A., magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Whitman College in 2005.