1 SCOTT TITSHAW CURRICULUM VITA ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT: Mercer University School of Law, Macon, GA present Associate Professor of Law present Assistant Professor of Law Adjunct Professor of Law Courses: Property Sexuality and the Law International Business Transactions Real Estate Transactions University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, GA Adjunct Professor of Law, course: Sexual Orientation and the Law John Marshall Law School, Atlanta, GA 1999 Adjunct Professor of Law, course: Immigration Law OTHER LEGAL EXPERIENCE: Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, Atlanta, GA Of Counsel Associate Practiced immigration and international transactional law at this 130 attorney firm; counseling clients; analyzing immigration, corporate and transactional issues and developing strategic solutions; managing work of associates, paralegals and interns; drafting, reviewing and revising agreements, organizational documents, immigration forms, briefs, letters, and supporting documentation; pursuing diverse pro bono cases including asylum claims, claims under the Violence Against Women Act, and a successful federal challenge to White County (Georgia) School Board s refusal to allow a gay-straight student alliance to meet in high school; and authoring 3 amicus briefs on behalf of over 50 professors from all 5 Georgia law schools in cases challenging Georgia s constitutional marriage amendment. Rödl & Partner GbR, Nuremberg, Germany 2001 Visiting Foreign Attorney (International Exchange) Participated in German/American attorney exchange program, working at the international headquarters of Roedl & Partner GbR, a law, accounting and consulting firm, which employs more than 2000 professionals at dozens of offices on 3 continents. Counseled clients; analyzed international legal issues; translated, reviewed and revised contracts, correspondence, and corporate organizational documents; and supported international team dealing with diverse legal issues. Cotranslated and co-edited English language book on German business issues.
2 Bundesverfassungsgericht (Federal Constitutional Court), Karlsruhe, Germany Judicial Translator Translated German Federal Constitutional Court opinions for a series of English language volumes published by the Court for international distribution; prepared and edited an index for one of the volumes. These opinions varied in subject matter from free speech to the constitutionality of European Union treaties requiring that the German government surrender some aspects of national sovereignty. Hon. Adrian G. Duplantier, U.S. District Court, New Orleans, LA Judicial Clerk Assisted in all aspects of federal trial practice, including preparation of jury instructions and internal memoranda; attended conferences, hearings, and trials; performed legal research; and drafted and revised opinions and orders. A.C.L.U. of Northern California, San Francisco, CA 1989 Law Clerk Observed and participated in formation of local A.C.L.U. policy, strategy, and public relations; performed legal research; counseled prospective clients; and prepared memoranda on various civil liberties issues. EDUCATION: Post-Masters Study - Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany LL.M. - Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany 1993 Magna cum laude D.A.A.D. Fellow Germany Participated in the D.A.A.D. (German Academic Exchange Service) fellowship program for "International Lawyers" at the University of Tübingen, the Oberlandesgericht (highest state court) for North Rhein-Westphalia and the Bundesverfassungsgericht (German Supreme Constitutional Court). J.D. University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, GA 1990 Cum laude Marion Smith Legal Scholarship Legal writing Award State Bar of Georgia 1989 Am Jur Award (Civil Procedure) Georgia Law Review: Notes Editor Editorial Board A.B. Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. (English and Government) 1985 Bernard M. Wagner Medal for Excellence in Writing
3 PUBLICATIONS: Law Review Articles: A Modest Proposal: to Deport the Children of Gay Citizens, & etc.: Immigration Law, the Defense of Marriage Act and the Children of Same-Sex Couples, 25 Geo. Immigr. L.J. 407 (2011) Sorry Ma am, Your Baby is an Alien: Outdated Immigration Rules and Assisted Reproductive Technology, 12 Fla. Coastal L. Rev. 47 (solicited symposium edition 2010) The Meaning of Marriage: Immigration Rules and Their Implications for Same-Sex Spouses in a World Without DOMA, 16 Wm. & Mary J. Women & L. 537 (2010) Sharpening the Prongs of the Establishment Clause: Applying Stricter Scrutiny to Majority Religions, 23 Ga. L. Rev (1989). Books and Book Chapters: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues Update: Same-Sex Marriage; Trangender Marriage-Based AOS; and the Removal of the HIV Bar, in IMMIGRATION & NATIONALITY LAW HANDBOOK, Edition (AILA) (with N. Dayzad & A. Morris). Yes We Can Well, Maybe: Options, Misconceptions, and Possible Change in the Law Affecting LGBT and HIV Positive Foreign Nationals, in IMMIGRATION & NATIONALITY LAW HANDBOOK, Edition (AILA)(with M. Barr & N. Masliah). INVESTMENT GUIDE TO GERMANY, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Institut/Roedl & Partner GbR (2001) (co-editor & co-translator) DECISIONS OF THE BUNDESVERFASSUNGSGERICHT FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, vols. 1/I & 1/II INTERNATIONAL LAW AND THE LAW OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES: , Published by Members of the Court, Nomos Verlag (1992) (co-translated & indexed) Other Legal Publications: Is Your Test-Tube Baby a U.S. Citizen?: Assisted Reproductive Technology and Barriers to Citizenship, in VOICE, vol.2, issue 6, (November-December 2011). Are Same-Sex Marriage and Immigration at a Crossroads?, in VOICE, vol.1, issue 1, (June 2010). K Visas for Fiancé(e)s & Spouses of U.S. Citizens: the Immigration Attorney as Wedding Planner, published by the State Bar of Georgia & AILA, Spring O & P Nonimmigrants in 24 th Annual Immigration Law Update, published by the Florida Bar CLE Committee, the AILA South Florida Chapter, and the International Law Section of the Florida Bar Association, Winter 2003 (with Teri Simmons). U.S. Immigration Law: Denying the Value of Gay and Lesbian Families, 28 Human Rights 25, Winter
4 LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS: The Reception of Foreign Law by Courts in the United States (with Professor Mark Jones) Presentation to Brazilian Jurists Educational Program at Mercer Law School, Macon, GA, November 2011 Identity, Family & Other LGBT Immigration Issues, Sexuality and the Law class at the University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, GA, October 2011 Invisible Families and US Immigration and Citizenship Law (panelist), National LGBT Bar Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA, September 2011 The Reactionary Road to Free Love: How Opponents of Same-Sex Marriage are Destroying the Institution they Love, SEALS New Scholars Panel, Hilton Head, SC, July 2011 LGBT Hot Topics (discussion leader and panelist), American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, June 2011 The Reactionary Road to Free Love: How Opponents of Same-Sex Marriage are Destroying the Institution they Love, Faculty Workshop, University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, MS, April 2011 Recent Developments and Trends in Asylum Law for LGBT Immigrants (discussion leader and panelist), National LGBT Bar Association National Teleconference, March 2011 ART, DOMA and the Immigration and Nationality Act, Southeastern Scholars Conference, Charleston School of Law, Charleston, SC, October 2010 Legal Issues Affecting the LGBT Community (panelist), Emory University, Atlanta, GA, September 2010 Hot Topics in LGBT Cases (panelist), American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Annual Conference, National Harbor, MD, July 2010 Sexuality, Gender Identity and U.S. Immigration Law, Centre Marc Bloch (Humboldt Universität), Arbeitsgruppe Philosophie et Kulturwissenschaft, Berlin, Germany, May 2010 LGBT Immigration: Asylum and Family-Based Immigration Issues, University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, GA, April 2010 The Meaning of Marriage: Immigration Rules and their Implications for Same-Sex Couples in a World Without DOMA, Faculty Workshop, Charleston School of Law, Charleston, SC March 2010 Family Life and Legacy: Planning Issues for the LGBT Community (panelist), Florida Coastal Law Review Annual Symposium, Jacksonville, FL, March 2010 Regulations Implementing the Repeal of the HIV Bar in US Immigration Law, AILA Georgia-Alabama Chapter, Atlanta, GA, February
5 LGBT and HIV Immigration Issues (panelist), National LGBT Bar Association Annual Conference, Brooklyn, NY, September 2009 Immigration Ethics (panelist), National LGBT Bar Association Annual Conference, Brooklyn, NY, September 2009 Comparative Law: Judicial Use of Foreign Law (with Professor Mark Jones), Brazilian Jurists Educational Program, Mercer University School of Law, Macon, GA, September 2009 LGBT Issues: Some Things Should not be Left to Chance (panelist), American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, June 2009 National Identity and the Future of Democracy: Immigration and its Consequences: Legal Dimensions of Immigration (panelist), 10 th Annual College of Liberal Arts Lecture Series, Mercer University, Macon, GA, March 2009 Comparing LGBT Rights Issues in the US and Germany, City of Nuremberg & Fliederlich e.v. (presentation in German to 30 LGBT activists), Nuremberg, Germany, June 2008 Comparing LGBT Rights Issues in the US and Germany, City of Nuremberg & Schwule Jugendgrupe (presentation in German to 30 students from Nuremberg and the Universität Erlangen), Nuremberg, Germany, June 2008 Still a Melting Pot? The Evolving Issues around Immigration (panelist), Emory University, Atlanta, GA, November 2007 Overview of US Immigration Law, Graduate Business School, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, annually every Fall Semester Fundamentals of Immigration Issues for Dependant Family Members of Nonimmigrant Visa Holders (panelist), American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, June 2007 Basic Concepts of Employment-Based US Immigration Law (guest lecture), Immigration Law class, University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, GA, September 2006 Navigating the [USCIS] Texas Service Center (panelist), American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) national teleconference, April 2006 Homosexulaity in the Workplace (panelist), University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, GA, November 2005 The Defense of Marriage Act, the Plenary Powers Doctrine and LGBT Immigration Issues (panelist), National LGBT Bar Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, September
6 Fundamentals of Employment-Based Immigrant Visa Laws, Regulations and Practices, (panel presentation before around 700 attorneys), American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, June 2005 Immigration Options for the World s Movers and Shakers: Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researchers and National Interest Waivers (panelist), American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) national teleconference, February 2005 Critical Issues in an Increasingly Diverse GLBT Community: What All Attorneys Should Know about LGBT/HIV Immigration (panelist), National LGBT Bar Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN, September 2004 Marriage Equality for Lesbians and Gay Men (lecture to around 100 students and faculty), Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, GA, February 2004 Gender Role Nonconformity and Discrimination against Lesbian, Gay and Transgender People: Legal Problems and Legal Solutions, Friday Speaker Series, Women s Studies Program, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, November 2003 Oh Canada! LGBT Immigration/Emmigration Issues in Canada and the US (panelist), National LGBT Bar Association Annual Conference, New York, NY, October 2003 K Visas for the fiancé(e)s and Spouses of US Citizens, Georgia Bar Association and AILA, Family Immigration Law ICLE Seminar, Atlanta, GA, May 2003 The Rights of Non-Citizens in the US, focusing on the USA Patriot Act and other policy changes since 9/11 (panelist), Emory University, Atlanta, GA, March 2003 Immigration Issues Relating to Gays, Lesbians and Transgender Persons and People with HIV/AIDS (panelist), American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, July 2002 Immigration Issues Relating to Gays, Lesbians and Transgender Persons and People with HIV/AIDS, National LGBT Bar Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC, October 2001 Employment Law and Immigration Law Issues Faced by Foreign Companies Seeking to Do Business in the United States, Roedl & Partner GbR International Conference (in German), Nuremberg, Germany, July 2001 How Supreme Court appointments following the 2000 presidential election could substantially change US Constitutional Law (with Gerry Weber, Legal Director of the ACLU of Georgia), University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, GA, November
7 AWARDS: ACLU of Georgia Pro Bono Award (2007) to Arnall Golden Gregory LLP for my work with another AGG attorney on a successful federal Equal Access Act challenge to White County [Georgia] High School s refusal to allow a gay-straight student alliance to meet on campus Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia Annual Award (2006) in recognition of work developing and teaching law school courses on Sexual Orientation and the Law as well as work on amicus briefs on behalf of over 50 Georgia law school professors supporting a challenge to Georgia constitutional amendment limiting the definition of marriage. Legal Writing Award of the State Bar of Georgia (1989) for the best student written article published in any of the state's law journals. Bernard M. Wagner Medal for Excellence in Writing (1984) - Georgetown University-wide award for best student writing. BAR MEMBERSHIP & LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES: American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA): Past Chair of the 400-member Georgia-Alabama Chapter of AILA. Served on various national committees, including three years as a liaison between AILA s 10,000+ members and one of the four USCIS Regional Service Centers, one year planning all AILA national teleconferences, and one year chairing AILA s Media Watch Committee. Immigration Equality: Board of Directors ( ) of this national organization. Immigration Equality is the preeminent advocate for the immigration rights of lesbians, gay men, transgender people and people with HIV/AIDS. Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia: President ( ); Vice President ( ); Member of the Board of Directors from 1999 until The Stonewall Bar Association is an organization of over 200 legal professionals serving the LGBT community throughout Georgia. Academic Advisory Committee of the National LGBT Bar Association, Academic Advisory Council of ATLAS (Atlanta International Arbitration Society), 2011 Member of the Georgia Bar since July 1990 FOREIGN LANGUAGE SKILLS: ENGLISH: Mother tongue GERMAN: Fluent SPANISH: Proficient FRENCH: Reading knowledge 7