Katie R. Eyer, Esq.
Rutgers School of Law—Camden, Camden, NJ
Katie Eyer joined the Rutgers University School of Law—Camden law faculty as an assistant professor in June 2012. Her work, which focuses on major questions regarding how and why discrimination claims succeed or fail, has appeared in journals such as the Minnesota Law Review, the Yale Law & Policy Review, and the Administrative Law Review. Professor Eyer has two principal ongoing projects: an exploration of the question of why discrimination litigants of all kinds (including sex, race, disability, and age) fare so poorly in terms of their litigated outcomes; and a project examining the slow and incomplete incorporation of civil rights norms into the family law context. 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 key precedents in the Third Circuit expanding the legal rights of LGBT and disabled employees. Professor Eyer clerked for the Honorable Guido Calabresi in 2004–2005, and was a Skadden Fellow at Equality Advocates Pennsylvania from 2005–2007. She was a litigator with the private firm of Salmanson Goldshaw, P.C., until April 2012.