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Michael Boucai

Associate Professor

Research Focus: Criminal Law, Family Law, Constitutional Law, Law and Sexuality, Legal History

Links: Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


Contact Information

413 O'Brian Hall, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1100
Phone: 716-645-1743
Fax: 716-645-2064

Faculty Assistant: Anita M. Mazurek

Michael Boucai teaches Criminal Law and Family Law at the Univerity at Buffalo School of Law, where he has also offered courses on Law & Sexuality and Law & Procreation. His scholarship focuses on the legal, political, moral, and social norms that regulate sexuality, reproduction, and various forms of intimate association. His next major article, “Is Assisted Procreation an LGBT Right,” will be published in 2016 in the Wisconsin Law Review. Prior publications have sought to shed light on the radical roots and potentialities of the claim to same-sex marriage. "Glorious Precedents: When Gay Marriage Was Radical," which appeared in The Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities, is a study of three same-sex marriage cases brought during the heyday of gay liberation, in the years immediately following the Stonewall riots of 1969. “Sexual Liberty and Same-Sex Marriage: An Argument from Bisexuality,” published in the San Diego Law Review, challenged the constitutionality of using marriage law to steer individuals into heterosexual relationships. Boucai's other writings have appeared in the University of Miami Law Review, the National Black Law Journal, the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law, and the Journal of Social History.

Professor Boucai is a graduate of Yale (B.A., history), Georgetown (J.D.), and Cambridge (M.Phil, history). He clerked for the Honorable Rosemary Barkett on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Prior to joining the School of Law faculty, he served as the Sears Law Teaching Fellow in the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law.