Published: Aug. 31, 2017

Colorado Law is pleased to welcome the following scholars to its faculty this fall:

New Colorado Law faculty

Margot Kaminski
BA, Harvard University | JD, Yale Law School

Kaminski joins Colorado Law from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where she served as an assistant professor since 2014. Kaminski teaches, researches, and writes on law and technology. Her work has focused on privacy, speech, and online civil liberties, in addition to international intellectual property law and legal issues raised by artificial intelligence and robotics. She graduated from Harvard University and Yale Law School, where she co-founded Yale’s Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic, a law school clinic dedicated to increasing government transparency, protecting freedom of expression, and defending the work of news gatherers. From 2011 to 2014, Kaminski served as the executive director of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, an intellectual center addressing the implications of new information technologies for law and society, where she remains an affiliated fellow. In 2017, she received the Fulbright-Schuman Innovation Grant to research "Trans-Atlantic Approaches to Governing Sensor Privacy" in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Pisa, Italy, from January through June 2018. She will teach Privacy, Internet Law, Intellectual Property, and Property at Colorado Law.

Craig Konnoth
BA, Fordham University | M.Phil, University of Cambridge | JD, Yale Law School

Konnoth comes to Colorado Law from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served as Sharswood Fellow, lecturer in law, and senior fellow for the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. Konnoth’s work focuses on sexuality and health law, health information law, and privacy law. He also explores how medicalization discourse plays out in various social and legal contexts, including in religion and biblical counseling, consumer rights, FDA regulation, and collection of individual data. He is a graduate of Yale Law School, where he supervised the LGBT Litigation Project and received the Parker Prize for his history on early gay rights litigation strategies, and of the University of Cambridge (M.Phil, 2007) and Fordham University (BA, 2005). As a board member of the National LGBT Bar Association while in law school, Konnoth created the first system of regional representation for LGBT law students across the nation. He will teach Law & Sexuality and Property at Colorado Law this year.

Benjamin Levin
BA, Yale University | JD, Harvard Law School

Levin studies criminal law and its collateral consequences. His research focuses on the ways in which the criminal justice system interacts with tort, civil rights, and labor and employment law. Before joining the Colorado Law faculty, Levin served as a Climenko Fellow and law lecturer at Harvard Law School. At Harvard, he designed and taught an upper-level elective, Overcriminalization and the Limits of Criminal Law, in addition to teaching first-year Legal Research and Writing. In 2016, he was an inaugural recipient of the Harvard Law School Student Government Teaching and Advising Award, nominated and voted on by the student body. He earned his BA, with distinction, from Yale University and his JD, cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where he received the Irving Oberman Memorial Award for law and social change and served as an executive editor of the Harvard Civil RightsCivil Liberties Law Review. Levin will teach Criminal Procedure and Criminal Law at Colorado Law this year.

Scott Skinner-Thompson
BA, Whitman College | JD and LLM, Duke Law School

Skinner-Thompson focuses his research and teaching on constitutional law, civil rights, and privacy law, with a particular focus on LGBTQ and HIV issues. Before joining Colorado Law, he was an acting assistant professor of lawyering at New York University School of Law. Skinner-Thompson is also editor and contributing author of AIDS and the Law (Wolters Kluwer, 5th ed., 2015), one of the leading resources in the field. His shorter work has appeared in Slate, Salon, The New Republic, and elsewhere. In 2014, he was selected as one of the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 by the National LGBT Bar Association. Skinner-Thompson clerked on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals for Judge Dolores Sloviter and for Judge Robert Chatigny of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. He graduated from Duke Law School, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, in 2008, receiving both a JD and LLM in international and comparative law. He received his BA, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Whitman College in 2005. He will teach Civil Rights and Constitutional Law this year.

Pictured (L-R): Scott Skinner-Thompson, Craig Konnoth, and Benjamin Levin. Not pictured: Margot Kaminski.