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Joan E. Schaffner
Associate Professor of Law

Prior to joining the Law School faculty in 1992, Professor Schaffner practiced as a litigation associate in the Los Angeles firm of Irell & Manella and served as law clerk to Judge Maria na R. Pfaelzer of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. During that time she also served as convener of the Advisory Group on Federal Benefits to the Gender Bias Task Force of the Ninth Circuit. In addition to her law degree, Professor Schaffner holds a master's degree in mechanical engineering from M.I.T. She currently teaches civil procedure, sexuality and the law, and remedies and writes in these fields as well. She serves as faculty adviser to Lambda Law and is the editor-in-chief of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal .


Office: (202) 994-7040


Robert McRuer
Assistant Professor of English

Professor McRuer specializes in cultural theory and gay and lesbian studies. McRuer is the author of The Queer Renaissance: Contemporary American Literature and the Reinvention of Lesbian and Gay Identities and co-editor, with Abby L. Wilkerson, of Desiring Disability: Queer Theory Meets Disability Studies.  His articles have

appeared in Genders, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies and other locations.


Office: (202) 994-0497


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