Carlos A. Ball is Distinguished Professor of Law and Judge Frederick Lacey Faculty Scholar at the Rutgers University School of Law (Newark). He is the author of several books, including Same-Sex Marriage and Children: A Tale of History, Social Science, and Law (Oxford University Press, 2014); The Right to be Parents: LGBT Families and the Transformation of Parenthood (NYU Press, 2012) and From the Closet to the Courtroom: Five LGBT Rights Cases that Have Changed Our Nation (Beacon, 2010). He is also a co-editor of one of the leading legal casebooks on sexuality and the law. He has written numerous book chapters, articles, and essays on LGBT rights. He holds an LL.M. from Cambridge University and a J.D. from Columbia University.