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Professor Steven K. Homer

Steven Homer

Director of the Legal Analysis & Communication Program
Senior Lecturer

A.B. 1991, University of Chicago
J.D. 1994, Harvard Law School
Member of the New Mexico Bar

Contact Information

 Ph.: 505-277-1002
 Office: 1125


Steven Homer is the Interim Director of the Legal Analysis and Communication program. He also coaches the law school’s National Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Law moot court team. He came to the UNM law faculty in 2004 from the New Mexico Human Services Department, where he was a special assistant attorney general for the Child Support Enforcement Division. Prior to that, he was in private practice, focusing on family law and general civil litigation. Homer is a former board member of the New Mexico Lesbian and Gay Bar Association. At Harvard Law School, he served as the lead executive editor of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.

Homer was awarded the UNM School of Law’s Dean's Award for Faculty Excellence in 2012-2013, the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Law School Service in 2011-2012, the Friedman Faculty Award for 2008-09 for excellence in teaching and the university's 2005-2006 Outstanding Adjunct Teacher/Lecturer of the Year Award. Homer is one of 26 American law teachers profiled in What the Best Law Teachers Do (Harvard University Press 2013), a study of some of the nation’s top law teachers.


Sexual Orientation and the Law: A Research Bibliography (Contributing Editor). Available at:

Honesty, Privacy and Shame: When Gay People Talk About Other Gay People to Nongay People (with David L. Chambers), 4 Michigan Journal of Gender & Law 255 (1997).

Against Marriage, 29 Harvard Civil Rights, Civil Liberties Law Review 505 (1994).


The Institute for Gay and Lesbian Strategic Studies, M.V. Lee Badgett, R. Bradley Sears, Steven K. Homer, Patrice Curtis & Elizabeth Kukura, The Impact on New Mexico’s Budget of Allowing Same-Sex Couples to Marry(Williams Institute/UCLA School of Law, 2006), available at new%20mexico%20econ%20study.pdf.


  • Dean's Awards for Faculty Excellence
  • Flickinger Professorship
  • 2013-2015 Presidential Teaching Fellow