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. Katie has been honored for her scholarship (Honorable Mention, 2013 AALS Scholarly Papers Competition), her teaching (selection by the 2017 graduating class as a "Hooder" for graduation) and for her service to the Law School (the 2017 Dean's Award for Distinguished Service).
Prior to coming to Rutgers, Katie 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. Katie 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.
Katie 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.