Clifford Rosky, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, has received a 2011 Dukeminier Award for his article, “Perry v. Schwarzenegger and the Future of Same-Sex Marriage Law,” which was published in the Arizona Law Review last year. The Dukeminier Awards are awarded by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law to recognize and distribute the best articles published each year on sexual orientation and gender identity law.
The Williams Institute is an academic think tank focused on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy. Each year, UCLA faculty and students screen several hundred anonymous submissions to identity the top forty articles, which are closely analyzed in an annual seminar. Seminar participants select ten finalists, and an editorial board of faculty and students chooses the best three to five articles of the year. The winning articles are reprinted in a special issue of the The Dukeminier Journal, which is named in memory of Jesse J. Dukeminier, a member of the UCLA law faculty for 40 years. This is the second time Rosky has won the award. In 2010, his article “Like Father, Like Son: Homosexuality, Parenthood, and the Gender of Homophobia,” won the 2009 award. Other past award recipients include Professors Laurence Tribe, William Rubenstein, Eugene Volokh, and Kenji Yoshino.