The Young Lawyers Division of the Utah Bar has invited University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Clifford J. Rosky to be the speaker at the Utah Bar’s Law Day Luncheon on May 1 at the Salt Lake Marriott Downtown, 75 South West Temple.
The topic will be on The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy .
Rosky teaches courses on constitutional law, criminal law, and civil rights.
Since joining the faculty at the U, he has been active in providing pro bono services to local organizations. He has served on the Utah Advisory Committee for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, the Utah Labor Commission’s Employment Discrimination Advisory Council, and the Board of Directors and the Advisory Council of Equality Utah, the state’s leading organization devoted to securing equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Utahns.
Rosky is one of the primary authors of SB 196 and SB 296, Utah laws that protect LGBT people from discrimination in education, employment, and housing. In 2015, he received an Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign, the country’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for LGBT people. In 2016, his research on anti-gay curriculum laws provided the foundation for a lawsuit known as Equality Utah v. Utah State Board of Education, which is the country’s first statewide challenge to anti-gay curriculum policies.