William N. Eskridge, Jr., is the John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School. He is spending the spring semester of the 2011-12 academic year as a visiting scholar at Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a member of the law faculty from 1987-98. After earning an A.B. at Davidson College in 1973, he completed an M.A. in History at Harvard University before earning his J.D. at Yale Law in 1978. He clerked for Edward Weinfeld the following year. His work on constitutional law, legislation and statutory interpretation, and protections based on sexual orientation is well regarded and frequently cited.
In 1994, Eskridge was granted a Guggenheim Fellowship.