I am delighted to welcome Holning Lau, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Faculty Development at the University of North Carolina School of Law, who will be blogging with us this month. Professor Lau’s current research examines international and comparative approaches to issues of gender and sexuality. He is working on projects that focus on the European Union (supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme), Hong Kong (supported by a grant from the University of Hong Kong), and South Africa (supported by competitive grants from UNC). He is also putting final touches on an essay that draws on his own experiences with fatherhood to examine public policy proposals concerning parenting, including proposals for the United States to adopt Nordic-style laws that govern workplace parental leaves.
Prior to joining the faculty at UNC, Prof. Lau was an Associate Professor and Co-Director of the LGBT Rights Fellowship Program at Hofstra University School of Law. Before that, he was a Fellow at UCLA’s Williams Institute. He has also held visiting fellowships at the University of Hong Kong’s Centre for Comparative and Public Law.
His selected publications include:
- Shaping Expectations about Dads as Caregivers: Toward an Ecological Approach, 45 Hofstra Law Review (forthcoming 2016).
- Comparative Perspectives on Strategic Remedial Delays, 91 Tulane Law Review (forthcoming 2016)
- Assessing the Tongzhi Label: Self-Identification and Public Opinion, 63 Journal of Homosexuality (with Geoffrey Yeung, Charles Q. Lau, Rebecca L. Stotzer, and Kelley Loper) (forthcoming 2016).
- Public Opinion in Hong Kong about Gays and Lesbians: The Impact of Interpersonal and Imagined Contact, 26 International Journal of Public Opinion Research 301 (with Charles Q. Lau & Kelley Loper) (2014).
- The Language of Westernization in Legal Commentary, 61 American Journal of Comparative Law 507 (2013).
- Rewriting Schalk and Kopf v. Austria: Shifting the Locus of Deference, in Diversity and European Human Rights: Rewriting Judgments of the ECHR (edited by Eva Brems, Cambridge University Press 2012).
- Grounding Conversations on Sexuality and Asian Law, 43 U.C. Davis Law Review 773 (2011).
- Identity Scripts & Democratic Deliberation, 94 Minnesota Law Review 897 (2010).
- Human Rights and Globalization: Putting the Race to the Top in Perspective, 102 Northwestern University Law Review 2021 (2008).
- Transcending the Individualist Paradigm in Sexual Orientation Antidiscrimination Law, 94 California Law Review 1271 (2006) (reprinted in 6 Dukeminier Awards 69 (2007)).