Cathryn Oakley

Part-Time Faculty


Professor Cathryn Oakley is the state legislative directory and senior counsel at the Human Rights Campaign, where she is responsible for advising legislators and advocates working to enact laws that further LGBTQ equality. She focuses in particular on passing non-discrimination laws at the state and local levels and combating anti-LGBTQ people, and anti-transgender legislation that limits the ability of transgender people-including students-to access facilities in accordance with their gender identity.

Prior to working at the Human Rights Campaign, Cathryn practiced family law in Northern Virginia. She is a member of the Virignia Bar, and she was a Research Fellow at the Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute. 

Bachelor's of Economics, Smith College

JD, George Mason University School of Law