Sexual Orientation and the Law
Conflict of Laws
Kyle C. Velte
Assistant Professor of the Practice
LL.M., Harvard Law School, 2001
J.D., American University, Washington College of Law, 1999,summa cum laude
B.A., Hamilton College, 1993, cum laude
Kyle Velte holds a postgraduate law degree from Harvard Law School and a law degree from American University. While at American University, she was on the editorial board of the American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law, and received several significant awards, especially for her work in the area of civil rights and public interest law. Her undergraduate degree is from Hamilton College.
Since graduation, Kyle has focused her practice on complex commercial litigation. Before entering private practice, she completed two judicial clerkships with Justice Alex Martinez of the Colorado Supreme Court and for the Honorable Roxanne Bailin of the 20th Judicial District of Colorado. In these clerkships, she gained valuable research and writing experience as well as exposure to diverse areas of civil and criminal law. She now serves as program faculty for the Legal Externship Program, and also teaches a course “Sexual Orientation and the Law.”
- Supreme Court of the United States, Brief of Amicus Curiae Bilaw in Support of Petitioners, Nos. 14-556; 14-562; 14-571; 14-574 (2015).
- So You Want to Have a Second Child? Second Child Bias and the Justification Suppression Model of Prejudice in Family Responsibilities Discrimination, 61 BUFFALO LAW REVIEW 909 (2013).
- Toward Constitutional Recognition of the Lesbian-Headed Family, 26 N.Y.U. REV. OF LAW AND SOCIAL CHANGE 245 (2001).
- Paths to Protection: A Comparison of Federal Protection Based on Disability and Sexual Orientation, 6 WILLIAM & MARY JOURNAL OF WOMEN & THE LAW 323 (2000).
- Egging on Lesbian Maternity: The Legal Implications of Tri-Gametic in Vitro Fertilization, 7 Am. U. J. Gender Soc. Pol'y & L. 431 (1999).