Guest Speaker Shannon Price Minter to Speak on Litigating Transgender Rights, Nov. 12

On Friday, November 12, attorney Shannon Price Minter will discuss “Tales from the Trenches: Litigating Transgender Rights” at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. The 12:15 to 1:30 presentation, to be held in the Sutherland Moot Courtroom, is co-sponsored by Transgender Education Awareness (TEA) and the OutLaws student organization.

Minter is the Legal Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), one of the nation’s leading advocacy organizations for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. He was lead counsel for same-sex couples in the landmark California marriage equality case which held that same-sex couples have the fundamental right to marry and that laws that discriminate based on sexual orientation are inherently discriminatory and subject to the highest level of constitutional scrutiny.

Among his many honors and awards, in 2009, Minter was named a California Lawyer of the Year by California Lawyer. In 2008, he was named among six Lawyers of the Year by Lawyers USA and among California’s Top 100 Lawyers by the legal publication The Daily Journal.

TEA is a nonprofit organization that works to eliminate prejudice and discrimination and defend human and civil rights of all transgender individuals and groups within Utah. The OutLaws is an association of LGBT and allied students at S.J. Quinney School of Law whose mission includes educating fellow law students about legal issues and challenges of LGBT community.

Minter will present “Tales from the Trenches: Litigating Transgender Rights” in the Sutherland Moot Courtroom from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, November 12. Light refreshments will be provided. One hour of free CLE is available (applied for).