Katie Eyer joined the Rutgers Law faculty in June 2012. Her award-winning scholarship takes multidisciplinary approaches to questions of contemporary anti-discrimination law, and has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Notre Dame Law Review, and the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. Her recent work draws on archival and other historical materials to illuminate contemporary debates in anti-discrimination law and theory. Professor Eyer is the recipient of several national and local awards for her scholarship, teaching and service, including the 2017 SALT Junior Faculty Award (co-recipient), the 2013 AALS Scholarly Papers Competition (honorable mention) and the 2017 Dean's Award (Rutgers Law School) for Distinguished Service.
Prior to coming to Rutgers, Professor Eyer was a Research Scholar and Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, where she conducted research in conjunction with the Alice Paul Center for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality and taught Disability Law. Professor Eyer also litigated civil rights cases prior to entering academia full time, and secured a number of precedents in the Third Circuit expanding the legal rights of LGBT and disabled employees. From 2005-2007, she was a Skadden Fellow at Equality Advocates Pennsylvania, where she launched their employment rights project, providing direct legal services and engaging in impact litigation on behalf of LGBT employees.
Professor Eyer clerked for the Hon. Guido Calabresi in 2004-2005, and was a plaintiff-side anti-discrimination litigator with the private firm of Salmanson Goldshaw, PC from 2007-2012.