School of Social Science and Human Services (SSHS)

Faculty Profile Website: Jillian Todd Weiss

Jill Todd WeissProfessor of Law and Society

Year Joined RCNJ: 2004

Contact Information:

Education:

  • B.A., Yeshiva U. (1983)
  • J.D., Seton Hall U. (1986)
  • Ph.D. Northeastern U. (2004)

Convening Group:

  • Law & Society

Courses Offered:

  • Introduction to Law and Society
  • Contemporary Issues in Law and Society
  • Women and the Law

Teaching Interest:

  • Law and Gender

Research Interest:

  • Transgender Workplace Diversity

Recent Publications:

  • Weiss, J.T. (2014). Protecting Transgender Students: Application of Title IX to Gender Identity or Expression and the Constitutional Right to Gender Autonomy. Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender and Society (Spring 2014).
  • Weiss, J.T. (2010). The First Amendment Right To Free Exercise Of Religion, Nondiscrimination Statutes Based On Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity, And The Free Exercise Claims Of Non-Church-Related Employers. 12 Florida Coastal Law Review 15.
  • Weiss, J.T. (2010). Gender Autonomy, Transgender Identity and Substantive Due Process: Finding a Rational Basis for Lawrence v. Texas. 5 Touro Journal of Race, Gender and Ethnicity 1 .
  • Weiss, J.T. (2009). Transgender Identity, Textualism, and the Supreme Court: What is the ‘Plain Meaning’ of ‘Sex’ in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964? 18 Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review 573.
  • Weiss, J.T. (2009). An Attorney’s Perspective on Fraud Related to Health Care, 16 Journal of Controversial Medicine 9.
  • Weiss, J.T. (2007). Transgender Workplace Diversity: Policy Tools, Training Issues and Communication Strategies for HR and Legal Professionals. Booksurge Publishing: North Charleston, South Carolina
  • Weiss, J.T. (2007). The Lesbian Community and FTM Transsexuals: Détente in the Butch/FTM Borderlands. The Journal of Lesbian Studies 11, 219-227
  • Weiss, J.T. (2007). The Lesbian Community and FTM Transsexuals: Détente in the Butch/FTM Borderlands. In Giffney, Noreen (Ed.), Twenty-First Century Lesbian Studies. Binghamton, New York: Harrington Park Press
  • Weiss, J.T. (2007). Amid Celebrations of ENDA Victory, Transgender HRC Business Council Members Reluctantly Resign. Echelon Business 
  • Weiss, J.T. (2007). Employers of Choice Coming to Terms with Choice of Gender. Echelon Business Magazine.
  • Weiss, J.T. (2007). Ms. Etiquette and the Transgender Employee: Is Nothing Private Any More? In Harris, Mark and Howe, Cymene(Eds.), 21st Century Sexualities: Contemporary Issues in Health, Education and Rights. New York: Routledge.
  • Weiss, J.T. (2005). Adoption of Transgender HR Policies in US Employers. 14 Feb. 2005. HR.com <http://www.hr.com>.
  • Weiss, J.T. (2004) GL vs. BT: The Archaeology of Biphobia and Transphobia in the U.S. Lesbian and Gay Community. Journal of Bisexuality 3, 25-55
  • Weiss, J.T. (2004) GL vs. BT: The Archaeology of Biphobia and Transphobia in the U.S. Lesbian and Gay Community. In Alexander, Jonathan and Yescavage, Karen (Eds.),Bisexuality and Transgenderism: InterSEXions of the Others. Binghamton, New York: Harrington Park Press
  • Weiss, J.T. (2002) Breaking the Deadlock: The 2000 Election, the Constitution and the Courts, by Judge Richard Posner. Bimonthly Review of Law Books 12, 21-30
  • Weiss, J.T. (2001) The Gender Caste System: Identity, Privacy and Heteronormativity. Law & Sexuality 10, 123-186.
  • Weiss, T.J. (1994) The Exception to the Exclusion In Liability Insurance Contracts Through A Procedural Lens. Washburn Law Journal 33, 364-382; reprinted in National Insurance Law Review 7:399-420.
  • Weiss, T.J. (1993) A Natural Law Approach to Remedies for the Liability Insurer’s Breach of the Duty to Defend: Is Estoppel of Coverage Defenses Just? Albany Law Review 57, 145-167 (1993)
  • Weiss, T.J. (1987) The Rise of Modern Judicial Review: From Constitutional Interpretation to Judge-Made Law. Seton Hall Law Review 17, 981-984
  • Weiss, T.J. (1985) The Child Pornography Act of 1984: Child Pornography and the First Amendment. Seton Hall Legislative Journal 9, 327-353.

Community Involvement:

  • 2010-2012, Chair, Planning Committee, Transgender Law Institute of the National LGBT Bar Association Conference
  • 2011-2012, Member of the Advisory Board, Williams Institute of UCLA Law School
  • 2012-2014, Member of the Board of Directors, Lambda Legal
  • 2014 Trans 100 list

Authorship of Encyclopedia Articles:

  • International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd Edition, Heteronormative, MacMillan Press (2008)
  • LGBTQ America Today Encyclopedia, Employment Law, Greenwood Press (2008)
  • LGBTQ America Today Encyclopedia, Transgender Rights, Greenwood Press (2008)
  • Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice, LGBT Movement, SAGE Publications (2007)
  • Sexuality: An Essential GlossaryTrans, Oxford University Press/ Hodder Arnold (2004)
  • Sexuality: An Essential Glossary, Transman, Oxford University Press/ Hodder Arnold (2004)
  • Sexuality: An Essential Glossary, Transwoman, Oxford University Press/ Hodder Arnold (2004)
  • Sexuality: An Essential Glossary, Genderqueer, Oxford University Press/ Hodder Arnold (2004)
  • Sexuality: An Essential Glossary, Hypersexualized, Oxford University Press/ Hodder Arnold (2004)

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