Kimberly Yuracko

Kimberly Yuracko

Fellow: Awarded 2022
Field of Study: Constitutional Studies

Competition: US & Canada

Kim Yuracko is the Judd and Mary Morris Leighton Professor of Law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Yuracko is a nationally recognized expert in antidiscrimination law. Her scholarship explores the demands of antidiscrimination law across categories and contexts. She is most interested in what nondiscrimination requires with respect to individuals and groups that are different in relevant ways. Her writing has addressed some of the most pressing policy questions of recent years and has been impactful beyond the walls of the academy. Her work on homeschooling explores the extent to which state constitutional rights to education require regulation and oversight of homeschooling. Her work on tort law challenges the common use of race- and sex-based actuarial tables to calculate tort damages. Her book, Gender Nonconformity and the Law (Yale, 2016), explores courts’ expanding protection for gender nonconformists and the limitations of the current approach. Her most recent project explores what antidiscrimination law requires when it comes to transgender girls’ access to girls’ sports. In addition to publishing two books and numerous articles, Yuracko is a co-author of two legal casebooks.

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