William N. Eskridge, Jr., (born October 27, 1951, Princeton, West Virginia) is the John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School. He is spending the spring semester of the 2011-12 academic year as a visiting scholar at Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a member of the law faculty from 1987-98. After earning an A.B. at Davidson College in 1973, he completed an M.A. in History at Harvard University before earning his J.D. at Yale Law in 1978. He clerked for Edward Weinfeld the following year. His work on constitutional law, legislation and statutory interpretation, and protections based on sexual orientation is well regarded and frequently cited.
- Dynamic Statutory Interpretation (1994)
- The Case for Same-Sex Marriage: From Sexual Liberty to Civilized Commitment (1996)
- Gaylaw: Challenging the Apartheid of the Closet (1999)
- Legislation: Statutes and the Creation of Public Policy (2001, 3rd ed., with Philip P. Frickey and Elizabeth Garrett)
- Equality Practice: Civil Unions and the Future of Gay Rights (2001)
- Gay Marriage: For Better or for Worse? (2006, with Darren R. Spedale)
- Legislation and Statutory Interpretation (2006, 2nd. ed.)
- Dishonorable Passions: Sodomy Laws in America, 1861-2003 (2008)
- A Republic of Statutes: The New American Constitution (2010, with John Ferejohn)
- Sexuality, Gender and the Law (2011, with Nan Hunter, 3rd ed.)
- Newton, David E. (2010-09-02). Same-Sex Marriage: A Reference Handbook. ABC-CLIO. pp. 144–. ISBN 9781598847079. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
- Eskridge's biography at Yale Law School
- Eskridge's biography at Georgetown University Law Center
- Eskridge's CV
- "William N. Eskridge". John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
- Henschen, Beth M. (July 1995). "DYNAMIC STATUTORY INTERPRETATION (review)". Law & Politics Book Review, v. 5 no. 7. pp. 195–196. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
- Lewis, Neil A. (8 September 1996). "A Modest Proposal". The New York Times. p. 14. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
- "Gaylaw: Challenging the Apartheid of the Closet (review)". The Virginia Quarterly Review. April 1, 2000. Retrieved 20 May 2012.
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