Professor of Law
Editor, Lesbian/Gay Law Notes
Professor Leonard is the founding editor and writer of the widely cited newsletter, Lesbian/Gay Law Notes.
Sexuality Law, Casebook, Carolina Academic Press, 2005; 2d edition, 2009 (with Patricia Cain).
AIDS Cases and Materials. 3rd ed. Carolina Academic Press, 2002 (with W.E. Adams, Jr., M.A. Bobinski, M.L. Closen & R.M. Jarvis).
Homosexuality & the Constitution. Garland, 1997 (Editor and Introduction to each volume).
AIDS Law in a Nutshell. 2nd ed. West, 1996; 1st ed., West, 1990 (with R.M. Jarvis, M.L. Closen & D.H. Hermann).
AIDS Law and Policy: Cases and Materials. John Marshall Publishing, 1995 (with M.A. Bobinski, M.L. Closen, D.H.J. Hermann, S.H. Isaacman, R.M. Jarvis, R.R. Rivera, G.P. Schultz, M.E. Wojcik).
Sexuality & the Law: An Encyclopedia of Major Legal Cases. Garland Press, 1993.
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
“Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Partners Under US State or Local Law.” Chapter 7 in Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Partnerships: A Study of National, European and International Law, at 133-152, edited by R. Wintemute I M. Andenaes. Hart Publishing, 2001.
“From Bowers v. Hardwick to Romer v. Evans: Lesbian and Gay Rights in the U.S. Supreme Court.” Chapter 4 in Creating Change: Sexuality, Public Policy and Civil Rights, at 57–77, edited by J. D’Emilio, W. Turner & U. Vaid. St. Martin’s Press, 2000.
“United States AIDS Law: Pragmatism & Politics.” Chapter 1 in Legal Responses to AIDS in International Perspective, at 1–62, edited by S. Frankowski. Kluwer Law International, 1998.
“Employee Benefits for Domestic Partnership Families.” Chapter 24 in Proceedings of New York University 49th Annual Conference on Labor, at 455–481. Kluwer Law International, 1997.
“Equal Protection and Lesbian and Gay Rights.” Chapter 34 in A Queer World: The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader, at 452–464, edited by M. Duberman. New York University Press, 1997.
“AIDS/HIV Workplace Issues: Outline and Resource Materials.” In AIDS/HIV Legal Challenges for the 90’s, at 209–260. Advanced Legal Studies, Suffolk University Law School, 1995.
“Sexual Orientation Discrimination: A Growing Issue in State and Local Law.” Chapter 8 in Contemporary Issues in Labor and Employment Law, at 179–221, edited by B. Stein. Proceedings of New York University 46th Annual National Conference on Labor. Little Brown, 1994.
“Discrimination.” Chapter 13 in AIDS Law Today: A New Guide for the Public, at 297–318, edited by S. Burris, H. Dalton, J. Miller & The Yale AIDS Law Project. Yale University Press, 1993.
“HIV and the United States Workplace Law.” Chapter 10 in International Law and AIDS, at 263–338, edited by L. Gostin & L. Porter. American Bar Association Press, 1992.
“Discrimination in Business and Employment.” Chapter 5 in Aids : Cases and Materials, at 263–338, edited by M.L. Closen. John Marshall Publishing, 1989.
“The Legal Position of Lesbians and Gay Men in the United States.” In Second International Lesbian and Gay Association Pink Book, at 99–108. University of Utrecht, Netherlands, 1988.
“AIDS as a Handicapping Condition Under Federal and State Employment Discrimination Laws.” Chapter 12 in Proceedings of New York University 40th Annual National Conference on Labor, at 12-1 to 12-48, edited by B. Stein. Matthew Bender, 1987.
“AIDS in the Workplace.” Chapter 8 in AIDS and the Law: A Guide for the Public, at 109–125, edited by S. Burris, H. Dalton & The Yale AIDS Law Project. Yale University Press, 1987.
LAW REVIEW AND OTHER SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS
"Gender Stereotyping: Expanding the Boundaries of Title VII" (Proceedings of the 2006 Annual Meeting, Association of American Law Schools, Section on Employment Discrimination Law), 10 Employee Rights and EmploymentPolicy Journal 271-301 (2006) (with M.A.Travis, J.C. Williams, & M.A. Cherry).
“Thoughts on Lawrence v. Texas” (Symposium: Readings on Lawrence v. Texas), 11 Widener Law Review 171-187 (2005).
"The Impact of International Human Rights Developments on Sexual Minority Rights" (New York Law School Faculty Presentation Day II), 49 New York Law School Law Review 525-535 (2004-2005).
"Sexual Minority Rights in the
Workplace" (Twenty-First Annual Carl Warns Labor and Employment
Institute), 43 Brandeis Law Journal 145-164 (2004).
Lawrence v. Texas and the New Law of Gay Rights (based on a lecture given at Ohio Northern Law School), 30 Ohio Northern University Law Review 189–210 (2004).
Ten Propositions About Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Partners, 30 Capital University Law Review 343–362 (2002).
“Boy Scouts of America v. Dale: The ‘Gay Rights Activist’ as Constitutional Pariah (Symposium: After the Gay ‘90s: The New Law and Politics of Sexual Orientation).” 12 Stanford Law & Policy Review 27–35 (2001).
“Chronicling a Movement: 20 Years of Lesbian/Gay Law Notes (Symposium: Chronicling a Movement: A Symposium to Recognize the Twentieth Anniversary of the Lesbian/Gay Law Notes edited by Professor Arthur S. Leonard).” 17 New York Law School Journal of Human Rights 415–564 (2000).
“Introduction: A Retrospective on the Lesbian/Gay Law Notes (Symposium: Chronicling a Movement: A Symposium to Recognize the Twentieth Anniversary of the Lesbian/Gay Law Notes edited by Professor Arthur S. Leonard).” 17 New York Law School Journal of Human Rights 403–414 (2000).
“Going for the Brass Ring: The Case For Same-Sex Marriage.” Book Review of The Case For Same-Sex Marriage: From Sexual Liberty to Civilized Commitment, by William N. Eskridge, Jr. 82 Cornell Law Review 572–593 (1997).
“Introduction (Symposium: Job Restrictions and Disclosure Requirements for HIV-Infected Health Care Professionals: Whose Privacy Is It Anyway?).” 41 New York Law School Law Review 1–3 (1996).
“Lesbian and Gay Families and the Law: A Progress Report.” 21 Fordham Urban Law Journal 927–972 (1994).
“Sexual Orientation and the Workplace: A Rapidly Developing Field.” 44 Labor Law Journal 574–583 (1993).
“A Proposal to Reform the Process for Confirming Justices of the United States Supreme Court (Colloquium: The Judicial Nomination and Confirmation Process).” 7 St. John’s Journal of Legal Commentary 193–202 (1991).
“Ethical Challenges of HIV Infection in the Workplace (Symposium on AIDS).” 5 Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy 53–73 (1990).
“AIDS, Employment and Unemployment (Symposium: Current Legal Issues in AIDS).” 49 Ohio State Law Journal 929–964 (1989). Reprinted in AIDS in the Workplace: Resource Materials. 3rd ed., at H-1 (Bureau of National Affairs, 1989).
“Watkins v. United States Army and the Employment Rights of Lesbians and Gay Men.” 40 Labor Law Journal 438–445 (1989).
“Foreword: The Legal Challenge of AIDS (A Symposium on AIDS).” 12 Nova Law Review 961–968 (1988).
“A New Common Law of Employment Termination.” 66 North Carolina Law Review 631–686 (1988).
“AIDS and Employment: Bibliographic Resources.” 3 The Labor Lawyer 299–309 (1987).
“AIDS and Employment Law Revisited (Law, Social Policy, and Contagious Disease: A Symposium on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)).” 14 Hofstra Law Review 11–51 (1985).
“Employment Discrimination Against Persons with AIDS (Symposium: the Legal System and Homosexuality: Approbation, Accommodation, or Reprobation).” 10 University of Dayton Law Review 681–703 (1985).
“Post-Contractual Arbitrability after Nolde Brothers: A Problem of Conceptual Clarity.” 28 New York Law School Law Review 257–294 (1983).
“Specific Performance of Collective Bargaining Agreements.” 52 Fordham Law Review 193–218 (1983).
“Collective Bargaining on Issues of Health and Safety in the Public Sector: The Experience under New York’s Taylor Law.” 31 Buffalo Law Review 165–190 (1982).
NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, PRACTICE MATERIALS, AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS
Blog, ArtLeonardObservations (January 2011 -). http://www.artleonardobservations.com
Leonard Link (January 2006–2012).
Editor, Lesbian/Gay Law Notes. (Bar Association for Human Rights of Greater New York, 1983–). http://www.qrd.org/qrd/www/usa/legal/lgln
Legal Columnist, Gay City News. (Community Media, New York, 2002–).
Legal Columnist, POZ (Strubco, Inc., New York, 1998–2000).
Legal Reporter, LGNY (Lesbian & Gay New York, 1997–2002).
Essay in Eight Blocks Away: Memoirs of September 11, 2001 at 40–43 (New York Law School, 2002).
Letter to the editor regarding an op-ed by
former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani, The New York Times
Gay Rights Workplace Revolution, 29 Human Rights: Journal of the Section on Invidual Rights and Responsibility 14–16, 25 (Summer 2003).
Legal Challenges after Lawrence, 10 Gay & Lesbian Review 21–22 (November–December 2003).
“Court Issues Unprecedented Ruling on Sexual Orientation.” 8 Employment Testing Law & Policy Reporter 38 (March 1999).
“Supreme Court Begins to Define ADA Coverage: Bragdon v. Abbott.” 7 Employment Testing Law & Policy Reporter 113 (August 1998).
“The Transformation of Gay Family Law.” 17 In Brief 8–9 (Spring/Summer 1999).
“Dutchess County Judge: Gay Father Abandoned Children.” LGNY, at 18, 22 (June 18, 1998).
“Federal Court Orders Reinstatement of Gay Teacher.” LGNY, at 18, 22 (June 18, 1998).
“Federal Court Upholds HIV Confidentiality in Prison.” LGNY, at 6 (July 2, 1998).
“Indelicate Balance: Chipping Away the ADA Leaves PWA’s on Thin Ice.” POZ, at 30 (July 1998).
“Mayor Giuliani Proposes His Domestic Partnership Policy.” 4 CityLaw 49, 51–53 (May/June 1998).
“NY Court Rules Calling Someone Gay is Defamatory.” LGNY, at 18, 22 (June 18, 1998).
“South African Court Strikes Down Sodomy Law.” 9 HIV/AIDS Legal Link, at 15 (June 4, 1998).
“Are Medically Controllable Conditions ‘Disabilities’ Under the ADA?” 6 Employment Testing Law & Policy Reporter 33 (March 1997).
“Court Finds Asymptomatic HIV Infection Covered Under ADA.” 6 Employment Testing Law & Policy Reporter 55 (April 1997).
“Supreme Court Rejects Anti-Gay Colorado Ballot Measure.” 5 Employment Testing Law & Policy Reporter 135 (September 1996).
Moderator, “Symposium Dialogue (Symposium: Job Restrictions and Disclosure Requirements for HIV-Infected Health Care Professionals: Whose Privacy Is It Anyway?).” 41 New York Law School Law Review 5–51 (1996).
“HIV-Infected Health Care Workers and Employment Discrimination Law.” 51 Record of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York 246–258 (April 1996) (Subcommittee Chair/Principal Drafter, Ad Hoc Committee on AIDS, Association of the Bar of the City of New York). Reprinted in 41 New York Law School Law Review 151–162 (1996).
“Off-Duty Conduct Laws Provide Privacy Rights for Employees.” 5 Employment Testing: Law and Policy Reporter 49–54 (April 1996).
“States Offer Workplace Protection for Lawful Off-Duty Consumption.” 5 Employment Testing: Law and Policy Reporter 104 (July 1996).
“New Defense Department Regulations Preserve ‘Sub-Element’ Exemption.” 1995 The SALT Equalizer 15 (August 1995).
“Congressional Pressure Mounts on Law School Discrimination Policies.” 1995 The SALT Equalizer 6–7 (April 1995).
“Sexual Orientation Discrimination and Popular Democracy: Courts Invalidate Anti-Gay Initiatives.” 4(3) Employment Testing Law and Policy Reporter 33–40 (March 1995).
“Courts Reject Voter Initiatives to Ban Laws That Protect Gays.” 3(2) Employment Testing: Law and Policy Reporter 24–31, 35 (February 1994).
“New York High Court Says Schools Can Bar Military Recruiters; Congressional Reaction Threatened.” 1994 The SALT Equalizer 3–4 (August 1994).
“Researching AIDS-Related Legal Questions, Part III.” in Noter Up, at 15–20. Foundation Press (1994).
“AIDS Legal Bibliography.” 2nd ed. (University of Texas Tarlton Law Library, 1993).
“California Courts Limit Laws on Sexual Orientation Bias.” 2(9) Employment Testing: Law & Policy Reporter 145–148, 160 (September 1993).
“Report on the Experience of Lesbians and Gay Men in the Legal Profession.” 48 Record of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York 843–890 (1993).
“Legal Constraints on Employment Screening for Sexual Orientation.” 1(10) Employment Testing: Law & Policy Reporter 154 (October 1992).
“Homophobia, Heterosexism and Judicial Decision Making.” 1 Journal of Gay & Lesbian Psychotherapy 65–91 (1991).
Columnist, “Out/Law.” Outweek Magazine (1989–1991).
AIDS Legal Bibliography in AIDS in the Workplace: Resource Materials. 3rd ed., at I-1 to I-41. Bureau of National Affairs 1989.
Columnist, “The Law,” New York Native (1986–1989).
“Report From the Legal Front: Gay/Lesbian Rights.” 251 The Nation 12 (1989). Reprinted in Racism and Sexism (P. Rothenberg, ed., St. Martin’s Press, 1992); and Voices of Dissent: Critical Readings in American Politics (W.F. Grover, ed., Harper Collins, 1992).
“AIDS Legal Bibliography.” (University of Texas Tarlton Law Library, 1988).
“Employment Discrimination Against Persons with AIDS.” 19 Clearinghouse Review 1292–1302 (1986).
Book Review of Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities: The Making of a Homosexual Minority in the United States 1940–1970, by John D’Emilio. 1 New York Law School Human Rights Annual 305–309 (1983).
Cornell University School of Industrial & Labor Relations, B.S. 1974
(Industrial & Labor Relations Forum, Editor)
Harvard, J.D. 1977 cum laude.
Editor, Lesbian/Gay Law Notes, instrumental in chronicling legal aspects of lesbian and gay community. Regular broadcast and newspaper commentator on labor and employment law, AIDS law, and homosexuality and the law. Trustee, Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services of New York.