Professor Marc R. Poirier is a Professor of Law and the Martha Traylor Research Fellow at Seton Hall University School of Law. Marc writes and teaches in the areas of property theory, environmental law, administrative law, coastal land use, regulatory takings, and law and sexuality. Two of Professor Poirier’s articles have won Dukeminier Awards from the Williams Institute at UCLA as among the best articles in the field of law and sexuality and gender identity. Marc has also been chair of two AALS Sections: (1) Property and (2) Law and Interpretation. He currently serves on the Society of American Law School’s (SALT) Committee on Issues in Legal Education.
Marc’s work includes:
Brazilian Regularization of Title in Light of Moradia, Compared to the United States Understandings of Homeownership and Homelessness, 44 U. Miami Inter-Am. L. Rev. (2013);
Name Calling: Identifying Stigma and the “Civil Union”/”Marriage” Distinction, 41 Conn. L. Rev. 1425 (2009);
The Cultural Property Claim within the Same-Sex Marriage Controversy, 17 Colum. J. Gender & Law 343 (2008).
Marc’s current works in progress include an article examining why the Boy Scouts of America’s proposed local option compromise on policy towards LGBT membership did not and could not satisfy the concerns of the Scouts’ constituencies; an article arguing that the key issue in the ongoing same-sex marriage controversy is localism, not federalism; and an article on neighborliness, risk, and scale in the management of coastal land. He is also working on what he hopes will become a book on hate crimes as territory.