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

Curriculum Vitae:  View (PDF format)

Professor Konnoth's work lies at the intersection of health law and policy, bioethics, civil rights, and technology. His papers consider how health privacy burdens are created and distributed, how medical discourse is used both to enable and harm civil rights and autonomy, and how technology can be used to improve health outcomes. He has examined these issues in in contexts as diverse as religion and biblical counseling, 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 arriving at the University of Colorado, Craig was a Sharswood and Rudin Fellow at Penn Law School and NYU Medical School, where he taught health information law, health law, and LGBT health law and bioethics. Before that he was the 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 holds a J.D. from Yale, and an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge. He clerked for Judge Margaret McKeown of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.


An Expressive Theory of Privacy Intrusions, 102 Iowa Law Review 1533 (2017).
Health Information Equity, 165 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1317 (2017).
Classification Standards for Health Information: Ethical and Practical Approaches, 72 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 395 (2016).
Spelling Out Spokeo, 165 U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 47 (2016) (with Seth Kreimer).
Revoking Rights, 66 Hastings L.J. 1365 (2015).

Other Publications

No Matter how the Masterpiece Cakeshop Case is Decided, Gay Rights Win, The Washington Post (Dec. 6, 2017).

Selected Press, Media & Publicity

Podcast: Cake Case Leaves Gay Rights Questions Unanswered | CQ on Congress, Episode 106 (audio) | Friday, June 8, 2018
In Masterpiece Cake, Anthony Kennedy Uses Liberal Contempt For Bigotry To Authorize Bigotry | The Above the Law Blog | Friday, June 8, 2018
How Does the Supreme Court Ruling Impact Colorado Businesses? 'Status Quo,' Legal Experts Say | The Denver Business Journal | Monday, June 4, 2018
Verify: Is the SCOTUS Ruling a Win for the Cake Shop Baker or Gay Rights? | | Monday, June 4, 2018


Fall 2019 Health Law and Policy: Access, Cost, Quality, Choice LAWS 7425-801
Fall 2019 Seminar: Sexuality, Gender Identity, and Law Seminar LAWS 8665-801
Spring 2019 Property LAWS 5624-803
Fall 2018 Health Law and Policy: Access, Cost, Quality, Choice LAWS 7425-801
Fall 2018 Health Law and Policy: Access, Cost, Quality, Choice LAWS 7425-902
Fall 2018 Sexuality and the Law LAWS 7505-801
Spring 2018 Property LAWS 5624-801
Fall 2017 Sexuality and the Law LAWS 7505-001