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          Recent writings/doings:</font></b><p>

          <font face="Arial" size="2">

          <a href="http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2013/07/01/court-ruling-may-help-gay-employees-partners-states-without-marriage-equity">

          <font color="#FFFFFF">Quoted</font></a><font color="#FFFFFF"> by <i>

          Inside Higher Ed </i>on a federal court decision striking down

          Michigan's attempt to outlaw same-sex partner benefits</font></font></p>

          <p>

          <font face="Arial" size="2">

          <a href="http://thehill.com/homenews/news/308545-both-sides-say-kennedy-opinion-on-same-sex-marriage-could-doom-state-laws">

          <font color="#FFFFFF">Quoted</font></a><font color="#FFFFFF"> by <i>

          The Hill</i> on the future impact of the SCOTUS marriage cases. </font>

          </font></p>

          <p>

          <font color="#FFFFFF" face="Arial" size="2">

          <a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2013/06/supreme-court-justices-public-appearances-93583.html?hp=t1">

          <font color="#FFFFFF">Quoted</font></a> by <i>Politico</i> re: &quot;The not so

          reclusive justices&quot;</font></p>

          <p>

          <font color="#FFFFFF" face="Arial" size="2">SCOTUSBlog essay:

          <a href="http://www.scotusblog.com/2013/06/next-on-the-agenda-for-marriage-equality-litigators/">

          <font color="#FFFFFF">&quot;Next on the agenda for marriage equality

          litigators...&quot; </font></a></font></p>

          <p>

          <font color="#FFFFFF" face="Arial" size="2">

          <a href="http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog/another-hurdle-to-marriage-equality-states-depriving-legally-married-couples-of-liberty">

          <font color="#FFFFFF">Video interview with ACS Blog</font></a> on the

          future of federal marriage equality litigation.</font></p>

          <p>

          <font face="Arial" size="2">

          <a href="http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/12/11/university-and-student-settle-lawsuit-over-requirement-counseling-gay-people">

          <font color="#FFFFFF">Quoted </font></a><font color="#FFFFFF"><u>by</u>

          <i>Inside Higher Ed </i>about a case pitting academic freedom and

          non-discrimination against a student's religious beliefs. </font>

          </font></p>

          <p>

          <font face="Arial" size="2"><font color="#FFFFFF">Coverage of </font>

          <a href="http://www.pridesource.com/article.html?article=57341">

          <font color="#FFFFFF">panel discussion </font></a>

          <font color="#FFFFFF">on strategies for marriage equality at UM Gerald

          R. Ford School of Public Policy. </font></font></p>

          <p>

          <font color="#FFFFFF" face="Arial" size="2">

          <a href="http://www.aclu.org/lgbt-rights/glossip-v-missouri-department-transportation-law-professor-amicus-brief">

          <font color="#FFFFFF">Amicus brief</font></a> for 19 law professors in

          the Missouri Supreme Court in <i>

          <a href="http://www.aclu.org/lgbt-rights/glossip-v-missouri-department-transportation-and-highway-patrol-employees-retirement-sys">

          <font color="#FFFFFF">Glossip v. Missouri Department of Transportation

          and Highway Patrol Employees' Retirement System</font></a> </i>

          (arguing for heightened scrutiny in classifications based on sexual

          orientation)</font></p>

          <p>

          <font face="Arial" size="2" color="#FFFFFF">

          <a href="http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/09/same-sex-marriage-symposium-gay-marriage-democracy-and-judicial-review/">

          <font color="#FFFFFF">SCOTUSBlog essay</font></a>: &quot;Gay marriage,

          democracy, and judicial review&quot;</font></p>

          <p>

          <font face="Arial" size="2" color="#FFFFFF">

          <a href="http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/09/legal-scholarship-highlight-affirmative-action-and-academic-freedom/">

          <font color="#FFFFFF">SCOTUSBlog essay</font></a>: &quot;Affirmative Action

          and Academic Freedom&quot;</font></p>

          <p>

          <a href="http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1903386">

          <font face="Arial" size="2" color="#FFFFFF">Article</font></a><font color="#FFFFFF" face="Arial" size="2"><a target="_blank" href="http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1903386" style="text-decoration: none"><font color="#FFFFFF">:

          &quot;The Constitutional Right to (Keep Your) Same-Sex Marriage&quot; </font></a> (pdf) (published in the <i>

          Michigan Law Review</i>)</font></p>

          <p>

          <font color="#FFFFFF" face="Arial" size="2">

          <a target="_blank" href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-sanders/same-sex-marriage-national-conversation_b_1261252.html">

          <font color="#FFFFFF"><i>Huffington Post </i>commentary</font></a>:

          &quot;Are We Ready for a <i>Real </i>National Conversation on Same-Sex

          Marriage?&quot; </font></p>

          <p>

          <font face="Arial" size="2" color="#FFFFFF">Quoted on recent marriage

          equality developments in the

          <a target="_blank" href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/02/23/2657551/gay-marriage-question-evolves.html">

          <font color="#FFFFFF"><i>Miami Herald</i>/McClatchy Newspapers</font></a>

          and by the

          <a target="_blank" href="http://finance.rr.com/news/read.php?id=18954012&ps=931&srce=news_class&action=2&lang=en&_LT=UNLC_NKNWU00L2_UNEWS">

          <font color="#FFFFFF">Associated Press</font></a>.</font></p>

          <p>

          <font color="#FFFFFF" face="Arial" size="2">Quoted by <i>Inside Higher

          Education </i>about two cases (<a target="_blank" href="http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2011/12/20/appeals-court-rejects-appeal-anti-gay-students-challenge-counseling-rules"><font color="#FFFFFF">here</font></a>

          and

          <a target="_blank" href="http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/01/30/appeals-court-revives-suit-dismissal-anti-gay-psychology-student">

          <font color="#FFFFFF">here</font></a>) concerning religious freedom,

          sexuality, and grad school curricular requirements.</font></p>

          <p>

          <font face="Arial" size="2" color="#FFFFFF">

          <a href="http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog/santorum-same-sex-marriage-nullification-and-the-constitution">

          <font color="#FFFFFF">

          <a target="_blank" href="http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog/santorum-same-sex-marriage-nullification-and-the-constitution">

          <font color="#FFFFFF">ACS blog posting</font></a></font></a><a target="_blank" href="http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog/santorum-same-sex-marriage-nullification-and-the-constitution"><font color="#FFFFFF">

          </font></a>on Rick Santorum, gay marriage, and the Constitution.</font></p>

          <p><font face="Arial" size="2">

          <a target="_blank" href="CapeheartAAUPBrief.pdf">

          <font color="#FFFFFF">Amicus brief</font></a><font color="#FFFFFF">

          for the AAUP in <i>Capeheart v. Hahs</i>, an academic freedom case

          in the 7th Circuit US Court of Appeals (pdf).</font></font></p>

          <p><font face="Arial" size="2" color="#FFFFFF">

          <a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2TDWDHWpAg&list=UUhQUjIQsye5DYW8XhLclnPg&index=5&feature=plcp">

          <font color="#FFFFFF">On the Bench and in the Game</font></a>, lecture

          by retired federal judge Vaughn Walker (who struck down Prop 8),

          followed by panel discussion which I moderated, at Indiana U. Maurer

          School of Law (includes video).</font></p>

          <p><font face="Arial" size="2" color="#FFFFFF">

          <a target="_blank" href="http://www.scotusblog.com/2011/08/the-right-to-marry-and-the-right-to-remain-married/">

          <font color="#FFFFFF">The Right to Marry, and the Right to Remain

          Married</font></a>, contribution to Scotusblog symposium on same-sex

          marriage.</font></p>

          <p><font size="2" face="Arial" color="#FFFFFF">

          <a target="_blank" href="http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/2011/08/remembering-judge-terence-evans.html">

          <font color="#FFFFFF">Remembering Judge Terence Evans,</font></a></font> <font face="Arial" size="2" color="#FFFFFF">

          University of Chicago Law Faculty Blog post.</font></p>

          <p><font face="Arial" size="2" color="#FFFFFF">

          <a target="_blank" href="http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog/why-iowa’s-anti-gay-anti-judiciary-conservatives-are-unfaithful-to-their-states-history-and-">

          <font color="#FFFFFF">ACS blog posting</font></a> on why Iowa's

          anti-gay, anti-judiciary social conservatives are unfaithful to their

          state's social and legal history.</font></p>

          <p><a href="SandersUCLFessay.pdf">

          <font face="Arial" size="2" color="#FFFFFF">Article</font></a><font face="Arial" size="2" color="#FFFFFF">:

          </font>

        <font face="Arial" color="#FFFFFF"><font size="2">&quot;</font><a href="SandersUCLFessay.pdf" style="text-decoration: none"><font color="#FFFFFF" size="2">Interstate Recognition of

        Parent-Child Relationships: the Limits of the State Interests Paradigm

        and the Role of Due Process</font></a><font size="2">&quot; <i>

          (</i>published in the <i>

          University of Chicago Legal Forum)  </i>(pdf).</font></font></p>

          <p><font face="Arial" size="2" color="#FFFFFF">

          <a target="_blank" href="http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/2011/04/paul-clement-is-universally-regarded-as-one-of-the-smartest-and-most-effective-supreme-court-and-appellate-advocates-of-his-g.html">

          <font color="#FFFFFF">Paul Clement, DOMA, and the role of lawyers for

          unpopular causes</font></a>, University of Chicago Law Faculty Blog

          post</font></p>

          <p><font face="Arial" size="2" color="#FFFFFF">

          <a target="_blank" href="http://www.law.indiana.edu/front/special/2011_doma/">

          <font color="#FFFFFF">Symposium on Same-sex Marriage and the Future of

          DOMA</font></a> (which I organized and moderated) at Indiana U. Maurer

          School of Law (includes video)</font></p>

          <p><font color="#FFFFFF" face="Arial" size="2">

          <a href="http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/sanders-steve/">

          <font color="#FFFFFF">DOJ abandons defense of &quot;Defense of Marriage

          Act&quot;: first thoughts</font></a><a href="http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/sanders-steve/" style="text-decoration: none"><font color="#FFFFFF">,

          University of Chicago Law Faculty Blog post</font></a></font></p>

          <p><font face="Arial" size="2" color="#FFFFFF">

          <a target="_blank" href="http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog/states-seek-ability-to-continue-discriminating-against-gay-families">

          <font color="#FFFFFF">ACS blog posting</font></a> on the faulty

          arguments of state attorneys general in the California Proposition 8

          litigation.</font></p>

          <p><font face="Arial" size="2" color="#FFFFFF">

          <a href="icwaarticlefinal.pdf"><font color="#FFFFFF">Article</font></a>:

          &quot;When Sovereigns and Cultures Collide: Balancing Constitutional

          Rights, Tribal Traditions, and Federalism in the Adoption of Indian

          Children by Lesbians, Gay Men, and Same-Sex Couples,&quot; in the <i>

          Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender &amp; Society</i>. (pdf)</font></p>

    <p>

    <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/media/view_subpage.php?pk_id=0000006061">

    <font color="#FFFFFF" size="2" face="Arial">9th Circuit oral argument in

    academic speech case <i>Hong v. Grant</i> </font></a></p>

    <p>

    <a href="http://www.scotusblog.com/2010/05/interview-with-bill-barnhart/">

    <font face="Arial" size="2" color="#FFFFFF">I</font></a><font face="Arial" color="#FFFFFF" size="2"><a target="_blank" href="http://www.scotusblog.com/2010/05/interview-with-bill-barnhart/"><font color="#FFFFFF">nterview

    on Scotusblog with author of new John Paul Stevens biography</font></a></font></p>

    <p><font face="Arial" size="2" color="#FFFFFF">

    <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mayerbrown.com/news/article.asp?id=9483&nid=19">

    <font color="#FFFFFF">Article for ABA <i>Appellate Practice Journal </i>on

    author of new John Paul Stevens biography</font></a> (pdf)</font></p>

    <p><font face="Arial" size="2" color="#FFFFFF">

    <a target="_blank" href="http://www.appellate.net/news/article.asp?id=7907">

    <font color="#FFFFFF">Media coverage of Supreme Court argument in <i>

    Pottawattamie County v. McGhee</i></font></a></font></p>

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        <font color="#FFFFFF" face="Verdana"><font size="2"><b>E-mail:</b>

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        <font color="#FFFFB3">stevesan@indiana.edu</font></a></font><br>

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        <font size="2" face="Verdana" color="#FFFFFF">&nbsp;<b><a href="http://info.law.indiana.edu/pub/libs/images/usr/14420_h.pdf" style="text-decoration: none"><font color="#FFFFFF">My

        curriculum vitae </font></a>&nbsp;&#9633;&nbsp; </b></font><b>

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        <font color="#FFFFFF" size="2" face="Verdana">My SSRN author page</font></a></b><p align="right" style="line-height: 200%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

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        <font size="4" face="Book Antiqua" color="#FFFFFF">Steve Sanders is a

        faculty member at the

        Indiana University Maurer School of Law, an appellate lawyer, and an

        author and commentator on  issues pertaining to sexuality and the

        law, constitutional rights, and higher education.</font><p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

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        <i><b><font color="#FFFFFF" face="Book Antiqua" size="4">Scholarship and

        teaching</font></b></i><p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

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        <font face="Book Antiqua" color="#FFFFFF">At IU, where he is an

        <a href="http://info.law.indiana.edu/sb/page/normal/1735.html">

        <font color="#FFFFFF">associate professor of law</font></a>, Steve

        teaches courses on Constitutional Law and Constitutional Litigation.&nbsp;

        He previously was a visiting assistant professor and lecturer at the

        University of Michigan Law School, teaching

        <font color="#FFFFFF">Constitutional Litigation</font>,

        <font color="#FFFFFF">Sexuality and the

        Law</font>, and Family Law, and a lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School,

        where he taught a seminar on Academic Freedom.&nbsp; At IU he is also an

        affiliated faculty member with the departments of Political Science and

        Gender Studies, and with the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex,

        Gender, and Reproduction.

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        <font face="Book Antiqua" color="#FFFFFF">His scholarly interests focus  on

        constitutional and choice of law issues in the regulation of marriage

        and the family; Fourteenth Amendment

        jurisprudence; and academic freedom in higher education.&nbsp; His

        <a href="icwaarticlefinal.pdf" style="text-decoration: none"><font color="#FFFFFF">article</font></a>

        <a target="_blank" href="http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1903386">

        <font color="#FFFFFF">&quot;The Constitutional Right to (Keep Your) Same-Sex

        Marriage&quot;</font></a> was published in

        June 2012 in the <i>Michigan Law Review</i>.&nbsp; Another article, &quot;<a href="http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1899565"><font color="#FFFFFF">Interstate Recognition of

        Parent-Child Relationships: the Limits of the State Interests Paradigm

        and the Role of Due Process</font></a>,&quot; was published in Fall 2011 by the <i>University of

        Chicago Legal Forum</i>.&nbsp; </font><p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

        &nbsp;<p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

              <font color="#FFFFFF" face="Book Antiqua">A frequent

              commentator on legal issues regarding sexuality or higher

              education, Steve has written for the <i>

              <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-sanders">

              <font color="#FFFFFF">Huffington Post</font></a></i>, <i>Chronicle of Higher Education,

              </i>

              <font color="#FFFFFF">

              <a href="http://www.scotusblog.com/author/steve-sanders/">

              <font color="#FFFFFF">SCOTUSBlog</font></a></font>,<i> </i>

        <a target="_blank" href="http://writ.news.findlaw.com/contributors.html#s">

        <font color="#FFFFFF">Findlaw.com</font></a>, <i>the National Law

              Journal</i>,

              <a target="_blank" href="http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog/all/steve-sanders">

              <font color="#FFFFFF">ACS Blog</font></a>, <i>the New Republic, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago

              Tribune</i>, <i>

              Boston Globe, Baltimore Sun</i>, <i>American Prospect Online</i>,

              Scripps Howard News Service<i>, Independent Gay Forum</i>, and other

              print and online sources,

              and has presented commentaries on the public radio program

              &quot;Marketplace.&quot;&nbsp;

              He has been interviewed by National

              Public Radio, the Associated Press, <i>Congressional Quarterly</i>, the <i>National Law Journal</i>,<i> U.S. News and

        World Report</i>, ABC's <i>Good Morning America, ABA Journal, Above the Law, </i>the <i>Chicago

              Tribune, Inside Higher Education</i>, the <i>Washington Blade</i>, and many other media.</font><p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

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              <font color="#FFFFFF" face="Book Antiqua">Steve has given talks, papers,

        or panel presentations at the the American

        Political Science Association, the American Educational Research

        Association,  the Law &amp; Society Association, the Popular Culture Association, and

        the law schools of Yale, Columbia, Duke, Michigan, NYU, Georgetown,

        the University of Chicago, Indiana University, University of Wisconsin, Michigan State, Northwestern, the University of Iowa, John

        Marshall, the University of Oregon, and Valparaiso University.&nbsp; He

              is a member of the APSA's Committee on the Status of LGBT's in the

              Profession, and previously served as chair of its LGBT Caucus and  a member of the executive committee of

              its </font>

        <font face="Book Antiqua" color="#003366">

        <a href="https://www.apsanet.org/section_737.cfm"><font color="#FFFFFF">Sexuality and Politics

        section</font></a></font><font face="Book Antiqua" color="#FFFFFF">.&nbsp;

        He has been a

        judge for the Constance Baker Motley National Moot Court Competition in

        Constitutional Law and  the National Sexual Orientation Law Moot

        Court Competition at UCLA Law School, and  a supervising

        attorney for Indiana University law school's appellate litigation

        clinic.&nbsp; </font><p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

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        <b><i><font face="Book Antiqua" size="4" color="#FFFFFF">Litigation

        experience</font></i></b><p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

        &nbsp;<p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

        <font face="Book Antiqua" color="#FFFFFF">From 2006 to 2010, Steve

        practiced as a member of the Supreme Court and appellate litigation

        practice group with the

        <a href="http://www.mayerbrown.com/lawyers/profile.asp?hubbardid=S597744167">

        <font color="#FFFFFF">global law firm </font></a>

        </font>

        <font color="#003366" face="Book Antiqua">

        <a href="http://www.mayerbrown.com/lawyers/profile.asp?hubbardid=S597744167"><font color="#FFFFFF">Mayer Brown LLP</font></a><font color="#FFFFFF">,

        where he </font></font>

        <font face="Book Antiqua" color="#FFFFFF">briefed and/or argued cases in

        the U.S. Supreme Court, six federal courts of appeals, three state

        supreme courts, and various federal district and state courts.&nbsp; He

        continues to represent clients filing amicus briefs on matters involving

        sexual orientation law or academic freedom. </font><p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

        &nbsp;<p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

        <font face="Book Antiqua" color="#FFFFFF">A particular focus of Steve's

        practice has been  representation of college and university faculty members

        on matters involving academic freedom, constitutional law,

        and other issues.&nbsp; He has represented law professors, historians,

        research scientists, and a major faculty professional group as <i>amici

        curiae </i>in the U.S. Supreme Court, the 7th and 9th circuits, and three state supreme

        courts.&nbsp; Most recently he filed an

        <a href="http://www.aclu.org/lgbt-rights/glossip-v-missouri-department-transportation-law-professor-amicus-brief">

        <font color="#FFFFFF">amicus brief in the Missouri Supreme Court </font>

        </a>on behalf of 19 law professors in a case that asks Missouri to

        provide committed domestic partners with the same survivor benefits that

        the state provides to the heterosexual spouses of state troopers who are

        killed in the line of duty.&nbsp; He also authored a

        <a href="http://www-personal.umich.edu/~stevesan/varnumprofsamicus.pdf">

        <font color="#FFFFFF">widely referenced <i>amicus</i> brief</font></a>

        for 23 law and history professors

        

        in

        <i>

        <a href="http://www.judicial.state.ia.us/Supreme_Court/Recent_Opinions/20090403/07-1499.pdf">

        <font color="#FFFFFF">Varnum v. Brien</font></a></i>, in which the Iowa Supreme Court

        unanimously struck down the state's

        statutory ban on same-sex marriage.&nbsp; He  also represented 24 law professors as <i>amici </i>

        in <i>National Pride at Work v. Granholm</i>, a case in the Michigan

        Supreme Court on whether public-employer domestic partner benefit

        programs violate the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.&nbsp;

        He represented the American Association of University

        Professors and the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free

        Expression at

        the 9th Circuit in <i>Hong v. Grant</i>, a case on the application

        of the public-employee speech doctrine to college faculty members, and

        currently is co-counsel for the AAUP in a

        <a href="CapeheartAAUPBrief.pdf"><font color="#FFFFFF">7th Circuit case

        presenting similar issues.</font></a>.&nbsp; He serves as a member of

        the AAUP's litigation committee.</font><p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

        &nbsp;<p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

        <font face="Book Antiqua" color="#FFFFFF">In Supreme Court litigation,

        Steve briefed and argued for petitioners in

        <i>Pottawattamie County v. McGhee </i>in 2009, becoming the most junior

        Mayer Brown attorney ever to present a Supreme Court argument in a paid

        client matter.&nbsp; He also represented the American Civil Liberties

        Union as <i>amicus curiae

        </i>in </font> <i>

        <font face="Book Antiqua" color="#FFFFFF">Hui v. Castaneda</font></i><font face="Book Antiqua" color="#FFFFFF">,

        a case concerning <i>Bivens </i>actions for constitutional violations in

        immigration detention facilities.&nbsp; With other Mayer Brown

        attorneys, he represented a group of retired federal judges as <i>amici

        </i>in <i>Kiyemba v. Obama</i>, a case dealing with the habeas rights of

        Guantanamo detainees.&nbsp; He has collaborated with such noted Supreme

        Court practitioners and scholars as Stephen M. Shapiro, Steven R.

        Shapiro, Tom Goldstein, Kathleen Sullivan, and Rodney Smolla.&nbsp;

        </font><p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

        <font face="Book Antiqua" color="#FFFFFF">At Mayer Brown, Steve

        represented clients headquartered in the United States, Italy and the

        Netherlands, including AT&amp;T, BNSF Railway, Deloitte, KPMG, and Philip Morris Capital

        Corp.&nbsp; His litigation experience

        included matters involving federal civil rights claims under 42 USC Sec. 1983, prosecutorial

        and other official immunities, <i>Bivens </i>actions, federal and appellate jurisdiction, the Anti-Injunction Act, academic freedom and the First

        Amendment rights of universities and  faculty members, the federal telecommunications

        act, state constitutional law, leveraged leasing transactions,  personal

        jurisdiction, writs of mandamus, obstruction of justice, and accountant

        liability.&nbsp;&nbsp; </font><p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

        &nbsp;<p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

        <font color="#FFFFFF" face="Book Antiqua">Steve has served as

              co-editor of the American Bar Association's <i>Appellate Practice Journal</i>,

        and has spoken on appellate and Supreme Court litigation at Harvard,

        Indiana University, and the University of North Dakota law schools.</font><p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

        &nbsp;<p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

        &nbsp;<p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

        <i><b><font color="#FFFFFF" size="4" face="Book Antiqua">Education</font></b></i><p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

        &nbsp;<p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

        <font face="Book Antiqua" color="#FFFFFF">Steve received his J.D. <i>magna cum laude </i>from

        

        University of Michigan Law School, where he was elected to the Order

        of the Coif and received the Bates Memorial Scholarship, the law

        school's highest award to  graduating seniors.&nbsp; While at Michigan,

        he was an articles editor for the <i>Michigan Law Review</i>; won

        prizes for Best Brief and Best Oral Advocate in the Henry M.

        Campbell Moot Court Competition; was a semi-finalist in the National

        Sexual Orientation Law Moot Court Competition; and, as  law clerk to the university

        general counsel, worked on the landmark affirmative action case <i>

        Grutter v. Bollinger</i>.&nbsp; After law school, he clerked for the

        Hon. Terence T. Evans on the </font>

        <a href="http://www.ca7.uscourts.gov/" style="text-decoration: none">

        <font face="Book Antiqua" color="#FFFFFF">7th Circuit

        U</font></a><font face="Book Antiqua" color="#003366"><a href="http://www.ca7.uscourts.gov/" style="text-decoration: none"><font color="#FFFFFF">.S.

        Court of Appeals</font></a></font><font face="Book Antiqua" color="#FFFFFF">.</font><p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

        &nbsp;<p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

        <font face="Book Antiqua" color="#FFFFFF">Steve received his B.A. from Indiana University in journalism and political science, and

        did graduate work in political science and higher education administration.&nbsp;

        As a reporting intern or stringer for the <i>Chicago Tribune</i>, he

        covered such stories as an F5 tornado that wiped out the town of

        Barneveld, Wisconsin, a disputed Indiana congressional election

        ultimately decided by four votes, and the return of hostages from TWA

        Flight 847; as a reporter for the <i>Indiana Daily Student</i>, he

        covered the historic election of Chicago Mayor Harold Washington and the

        funeral of famed Hoosier songwriter Hoagy Carmichael.&nbsp; He was a fellow of the Center for the Study of the

        Presidency, and was one of three students chosen to interview President

        Ronald Reagan in the White House for the

        <a href="http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=North_American_Network,_Inc.">

        <font color="#FFFFFF">North American Network</font></a>.&nbsp; </font><p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

        &nbsp;<p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

        &nbsp;<p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

        <b><i><font face="Book Antiqua" size="4" color="#FFFFFF">H</font></i></b><i><b><font color="#FFFFFF" size="4" face="Book Antiqua">igher

        education administration </font></b></i><p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

        &nbsp;<p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

        <font face="Book Antiqua" color="#FFFFFF">Prior to law school, Steve worked

        for 16 years in

        higher education administration, serving as Assistant to the Chancellor

        and as an Assistant Dean of the College of Arts &amp; Sciences at </font>

        <font color="#003366" face="Book Antiqua">

        <a href="http://www.iub.edu"><font color="#FFFFFF">Indiana

        University Bloomington</font></a></font><font face="Book Antiqua" color="#FFFFFF">, where he was also active as a teacher,  television producer, and radio interviewer and commentator.&nbsp; He chaired the committee that guided domestic partner

        benefits to unanimous approval by the IU Board of Trustees,  developed and taught the Department of Political Science's first course on Gay

        and Lesbian Politics, and served as advisor to Pi Kappa Phi fraternity

        and administrative representative to Union Board, the student

        programming organization.&nbsp; The IU Student Association recognized

        him with its Jimmy L. Ross Award for Outstanding Contributions to

        Student Life.&nbsp; For public radio station WFIU, he hosted hour-long

        interviews with university presidents, faculty members, and

        personalities including former U.S. surgeon general Jocelyn Elders.&nbsp;

        </font>

        <p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

        &nbsp;<p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

        <font face="Book Antiqua" color="#FFFFFF">He is a life member of the IU

        Alumni Association and served from 2007 to 2010 on its executive

        council.&nbsp; He currently serves on the boards of IU's Arts &amp;

        Sciences, Journalism, and LGBT alumni

        associations, and on the Maurer School of Law's LGBT alumni advisory

        board.

        </font>

        <p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

        &nbsp;<p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

        &nbsp;<p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

        <i><b><font color="#FFFFFF" size="4" face="Book Antiqua">Public service</font></b></i><p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

        &nbsp;<p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

        <font face="Book Antiqua" color="#FFFFFF">Steve has served as a board member

        of the <a href="http://www.aclu-in.org/">

        <font color="#FFFFFF">ACLU of

        Indiana</font></a>, chairperson of the City of

        Bloomington Human Rights Commission, and a member of the

        Platform Committee for the 2000 Democratic National Convention.&nbsp;As

        Indiana state coordinator for the

        </font>

        <font color="#003366" face="Book Antiqua">

        <a href="http://www.hrc.org"><font color="#FFFFFF">Human Rights Campaign</font></a><font color="#FFFFFF">

        from 1998-2002</font></font><font face="Book Antiqua" color="#FFFFFF">,

        he played key roles in passage of a state hate crimes reporting law;

        achieving an executive order by Gov. Frank O'Bannon prohibiting

        discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation against state

        employees; blocking anti-gay adoption legislation; and opening new

        channels of communication between the LGBT community and the state's

        U.S. senators and members of Congress.&nbsp;

        More recently he was a member of the 2008 Obama campaign's national LGBT

        steering and policy committee, and is

        active with the <a href="http://www.acslaw.org/">

        <font color="#FFFFFF">

        American Constitution Society</font></a>.&nbsp; He has been

        recognized with various honors for  contributions to legal and political equality,

        

        journalism, and  college student development, including a Leadership

              Award from Lambda Legal, the nation's oldest and largest LGBT

              legal organization.</font><p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

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              &nbsp;<p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

              <font face="Book Antiqua" color="#FFFFFF">Steve can be reached by

              email at </font>

              <font face="Book Antiqua" color="#003366">

              <a href="mailto:stevesan@umich.edu?subject=web page contact">

              <font color="#FFFFFF">stevesan (at) umich.edu</font></a></font><font face="Book Antiqua" color="#FFFFFF">.</font><p align="left" style="line-height: 150%; margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: 0">

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