Craig Konnoth

Associate Professor of Law

401 UCB
2450 Kittredge Loop Road
Wolf Law Building Room 422
Boulder, CO  80309
Office: 422
Phone: (303) 735-6397
E-mail: craig.konnoth@colorado.edu

Curriculum Vitae:  View (PDF format)

Bio:
Craig's work focuses on sexuality and health law, and health information law. He explores how health does boundary work in the law, claiming, and in turn, being claimed by, other institutional spheres. He has examined this phenomenon in contexts such as religion and biblical counseling, in consumer rights and transparency, FDA regulation, and collection of individual data. His publications have appeared in the Yale Law Journal, the Hastings Law Journal, the Penn Law Review, the Iowa Law Review, the online companions to the Penn Law Review & the Washington & Lee Law Review, and as chapters in edited volumes.

Before working at Penn Law School, Craig was a Deputy Solicitor General and the Inaugural Earl Warren Fellow at the California Department of Justice where he litigated primarily before the United States Supreme Court, and also before the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Cases involved the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act, Sexual Orientation Change Efforts, Facebook privacy policies, and cellphone searches. Before moving into government, Craig was the R. Scott Hitt Fellow in Law & Policy at the Williams Institute at UCLA Law School, where he focused on issues affecting same-sex partners, long term care, and Medicaid coverage issues, and drafted HIV rights legislation.

He is a graduate of the Yale Law School (J.D., 2010), where he supervised the the LGBT Litigation Project and received the Parker Prize for his history on early gay rights litigation strategies, the University of Cambridge (M.Phil., 2007) and Fordham University (B.A., 2005). While in law school, as a Board member of the National LGBT Bar Association, Craig created the first system of regional representation for LGBT law student across the nation. He has worked with the ACLU LGBT Rights Project, the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission, Human Rights Watch, and Lambda Legal, among various other groups. He clerked for Judge Margaret McKeown of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.