• Professor, College Of Law


  • J.D., Law, Yale Law School
  • B.A., Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, Amherst College, summa cum laude


Clifford Rosky is Professor of Law at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law, where he teaches courses on constitutional law, criminal law, and sexuality and law.

Rosky's recent scholarship includes "Anti-Gay Curriculum Laws," 117 Columbia Law Review 1461 (2017); "Scrutinizing Immutability," 53 Journal of Sex Research 363 (2016) (with Lisa Diamond); "Same-Sex Marriage and Children's Right to Be Queer," 22 GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies 531 (2016); "Still Not Equal: A Report from the Red States," in After Marriage Equality: The Future of LGBT Rights (NYU 2016).

Rosky is a two-time recipient of the Dukeminier Award, which recognizes the best legal scholarship on sexual orientation and gender identity published each year.  In addition, he has received numerous awards for his teaching and pro bono service.  In 2015, Rosky received an Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign, the country's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for LGBT people.

Rosky has provided legal commentary on issues related to sexuality and gender to numerous press outlets, including the N.Y. TimesWashington Post, L.A. TimesAssociated PressThe Economist, and National Public Radio.

In recent years, Rosky has served as the primary author and advocate for SB 296 (2015), SB 196 (2017), and SB 103 (2019), three Utah laws that protect LGBT people from discrimination in education, employment, housing, and hate crimes.  In addition, Rosky's article in the Columbia Law Review has provided the foundation for Equality Utah v. Utah State Board of Education and Equality Arizona v. Hoffman, the country's first lawsuits successful challenging the constitutionality of statewide anti-gay curriculum laws.