Kyle Velte

Visiting Professor of Law


Biography

Kyle Velte is the Associate Dean for Faculty, Professor, and Karelitz Chair in Evidence Law at the University of Kansas School of Law. She teaches Evidence, Torts, Employment Discrimination, and Sexual Orientation & the Law. Professor Velte’s scholarship examines the intersection of sexuality, gender, and race by engaging social movement theory, narrative theory, critical theory, and feminist legal theory to provide insight into contemporary legal debates and current normative questions surrounding LGBTQ, gender, and racial civil rights issues. Her articles have appeared in many top law journals, including the Minnesota Law Review, Yale Law & Policy Review, Cardozo Law Review, and Connecticut Law Review. She filed amicus briefs in the United States Supreme Court cases of United States v. Windsor, Obergefell v. Hodges, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. She has appeared in the media such as USA Today and NPR discussing LGBTQ issues, including religious liberty, antidiscrimination law, Title IX, and marriage equality.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Rights
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Issues
  • Women and the Law

Education

  • BA, Hamilton College
  • JD, American University
  • LLM, Harvard Law School

Prior Appointments

  • Associate Dean for Faculty, 2022-Present, University of Kansas School of Law
  • Professor of Law, 2022-Present, University of Kansas School of Law
  • Karelitz Chair in Evidence Law, 2022-Present, University of Kansas School of Law
  • Associate Professor of Law, 2018-2022, University of Kansas School of Law
  • Director, Social Justice Certificate Program, 2021-Present, University of Kansas School of Law
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, 2015-2018, Texas Tech university School of Law
  • Acting Director of Bar Preparation Resources, Summer 2017-Fall 2017, Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Assistant Professor of Practice, Legal Externship Program, 2011-2015, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Lecturer, 2011-2015, University of Denver Sturm College of Law

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