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Kogan quoted on history of gender-specific bathrooms

A May 2, 2016 story on timeline.com relied heavily on Professor Terry Kogan’s work on the legal history of gender-specific bathrooms. Kogan’s research has been in the spotlight since North Carolina became the first state to pass a law that required people to use segregated bathrooms based on the sex written on their birth certificate. … Gender […]

Kogan’s work on gender-neutral bathrooms cited in current debate

The research of Professor Terry Kogan and his contributions to the book, Toilet: Public Restrooms and the Politics of Sharing, were cited by multiple media sources covering recent transgender bathroom laws. Many states follow the guidelines laid out in the Uniform Plumbing Code, which stipulates that “separate toilet facilities shall be provided for each sex,” […]

Kogan quoted in The Washington Post on new North Carolina law

S.J. Quinney College of Law professor Terry Kogan was quoted in the April 1, 2016 edition of The Washington Post in a story titled, “How the bathroom became a political battleground for civil rights.” North Carolina recently passed a law that requires transgender individuals to use the public restrooms that correlate with the gender listed on […]

Kogan Interviewed by The New York Times on Gender-Neutral Restrooms

November 16, 2015 – Professor Terry Kogan was interviewed by The New York Times about  gender-neutral restrooms in a story titled, “Making Bathrooms More Accommodating.” Read the complete story in The New York Times »

Kogan interviewed by NPR affiliate in Philadelphia on gender-neutral bathrooms

Terry Kogan, professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was featured on WHYY, Philadelphia’s leading public radio station,  in a segment on gender-neutral bathrooms. Professor Kogan teaches in the areas of Contracts, Copyright Law, Trusts & Estates, Art Law, Legal Philosophy, and Sexuality and the Law. His most recent scholarship has explored […]

3L Bossard Attends Weeklong Intellectual Property Law Institute in Washington, D.C.

In June 2015, rising 3L Justin Bossard participated in the HNBA/Microsoft Intellectual Property Law Institute in DC, a week-long intensive IP event for 25 Hispanic law students from across the country. Jorge Contreras, an Associate Professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, also teaches each year at the event. In the […]

Kogan Research Quoted in SF Examiner Story

Terry Kogan’s writings are quoted in a new San Francisco Examiner story, “The bizarre, antiquated origins of sex-segregated restrooms.” The story, which traces segregated public bathrooms back to the era of “Victorian modesty.” “Late Victorian society became obsessed with concerns of modesty, concerns surrounding the human body and bodily functions,” Kogan writes. “Any move by women […]

Kogan Scholarship on Single-Sex Restrooms Quoted in Slate

A recent blog posting by Ted Trautman on Slate, “Sex-segregated restrooms: an outdated relic of Victorian paternalism,” praised a book chapter authored by University of Utah College of Law Professor Terry Kogan that appeared in the book Toilet: Public Restrooms and the Politics of Sharing. Kogan’s contribution to that book provides history and context to […]

College of Law Fields First-Ever Team in Trademark Moot Court Competition

The weekend of February 8, the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law participated for the first time in the Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Regional Competition in Dallas, TX. This was the first year that the competition was open to the Southwest Region. The College of Law’s team of Tom McCosh and Adam […]

Changing Sex/Changing Sexuality — Reimagining the Mutability of Sex, Gender and Sexual Orientation in Science and Law

S.J. Quinney College of Law, Sutherland Moot Courtroom Historically, the law has embraced popular understandings of sex and gender as set at birth, binary in nature, common to all people, and unchangeable across the lifespan. In turn, the law has cast individuals who deviate from this vision as mentally ill, emotionally unstable, and unworthy of […]