Legal Expert on Equal Protection, Constitutional Law Available for Comment on Women Registering for Selective Service


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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Danielle Weatherby, assistant professor of law at the University of Arkansas, is available for expert analysis on military leaders’ call for women to register for the Selective Service.

Two top generals this week told the Senate Armed Services Committee that Congress should discuss legislation requiring women to register for the Selective Service along with men, noting that the armed forces are integrating women into combat roles.

Weatherby’s research focuses on equal protection, First Amendment jurisprudence and its impact on student speech, gender equality issues, emerging legal protections for transgender individuals, and other hot-button civil rights issues.

Her recent work has appeared in the Connecticut Law Review, Pepperdine Law Review, Albany Law Review, and New York University Review of Law & Social Change. She has two articles forthcoming, one in the Brooklyn Law Review and the other in the DePaul Law Review. Both analyze legal issues arising out of the increasing tension between religious freedom and LGBT civil rights.

Her legal commentary has appeared in Fortune and the Seattle Times.

She serves on the Association of American Law Schools Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law's Executive Board and the Legal Writing Institute's "Faces of LWI" Committee.

Weatherby earned a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in classical Latin and Greek from Franklin and Marshall College and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law. She is licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey and the District of Columbia.

She teaches legal research and writing in the first-year curriculum and education law. Prior to joining the University of Arkansas faculty, she clerked for Chief Judge Gary L. Sharpe of the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York and practiced at the Albany, New York law firm, Whiteman, Osterman and Hanna LLP, where she advised private and public sector clients on a wide range of labor, employment and education law issues.

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