Grant Hayden

Grant Hayden

Grant M. Hayden is Professor of Law at SMU Dedman School of Law, and a former Professor of Law at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. He writes and teaches in the areas of voting rights, corporate governance, and labor and employment law. He is the co-author of American Law: An Introduction (Oxford University Press, 3rd ed., 2016), with Lawrence M. Friedman.

Columns by Grant Hayden

Holy Dictum: Federal Judge Rejects Protection Against Transgender Discrimination in “Elegant Aside”

SMU Dedman School of Law professors Joanna L. Grossman and Grant M. Hayden comment on a concurring opinion by a Fifth Circuit judge that goes well out of its way to make illogical arguments regarding transgender discrimination under Title VII. Grossman and Hayden briefly describe the history of courts’ interpretation of Title VII and explain, point by point, why Judge James Ho’s writing is merely an “op-ed piece masquerading as a concurring opinion.”

The Thin Pink Line: Policing Gender at Every Corner

Hofstra University law professors Joanna L. Grossman and Grant M. Hayden explain how recent controversies over same-sex marriage, transgender use of bathroom, and differentiated high school graduation attire for males and females reflect a collective unwillingness to blur gender lines. Grossman and Hayden further describe how these controversies are really simply part of a larger game of gender oppression.