Welcome to the homepage of  

Dr. Jillian T. Weiss




Professor of Law and Society
School of Social Science and Human Services

Ramapo College of New Jersey




Welcome to my home page. You can find links below to information about my work. 




Dr. Jillian T. Weiss has a J.D. and a Ph.D. in Law, Policy & Society. Currently Professor of Law and Society at Ramapo College of New Jersey, her research area is gender identity and law. She has authored many academic publications, presentations and other scholarly works, as well as articles and interviews for media organizations including The New York Times and Associated Press.

Dr. Weiss serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Lambda Legal, the oldest and largest U.S. national legal organization, whose mission is to safeguard and advance the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and policy work. She is also a member of The Williams Institute Advisory Board, an LGBT rights think-tank at UCLA Law School, and former member of the Board of Advisors of the National Center for Transgender Equality. She is a member of the National LGBT Bar Association, and Chair of the Planning Committee for its annual Transgender Law Institute.

As principal of Jillian T. Weiss & Associates, she has provided consulting services for private and public employers addressing issues of gender transition in the workplace, including Harvard University, Boeing and New York City. The Law Offices of Jillian T. Weiss provide legal representation for transgender people in employment discrimination cases involving gender identity and gender expression discrimination.

Dr. Weiss blogs at The Bilerico Project, a blog of LGBT politics and culture.





Click on the button below to see my research publications regarding  transgender workplace issues and transgender identity. 


Research Publications






Click on the button below to see media articles for which I have been interviewed and quoted.  


Media Articles






Click on the button below to preview my book, Transgender Workplace Diversity: Policy Tools, Training Issues and Communication Strategies for HR and Legal Professionals, published in 2007.   When the new page opens, click on "Search Inside" to read excerpts.  Dr. Paisley Currah, Associate Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College, has hailed the book as "an essential resource for HR professionals, a clear, up-to-date, step by step guide for employers in supporting their transgender employees."






Click on the button below to see my blog, "Transgender Workplace Diversity," which discusses law and policy issues regarding transgender employees, and how employers can accommodate transgender workers.  There is also a list of consultants who work with businesses on these issues. 







Click on the button below to visit my networking resource, "Transworkplace", a Facebook-style network with over 800 members.  Members include HR managers, diversity professionals, transgender employees and allies, and others who wish to learn about transgender workplace issues, and meet others with the same needs.   


Networking Resource





Click on the button below to read my philosophy of law. 


Philosophy of Law






It's not considered methodologically sound, but it is fun to see what they've said. Click on the button below to take a peek.