Christy Mallory, J.D., is the Renberg Scholar of Law and the State and Local Policy Director at the Williams Institute. Her work focuses on state and local laws and policies that impact LGBT people, including sexual orientation and gender identity non-discrimination protections, laws barring the use of the gay and trans panic defenses, conversion therapy bans, anti-bullying policies, and others. Her work has been published in several media outlets, journals, and books including When Mandates Work (UC Press, 2013), the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, the LGBTQ Policy Journal at the Harvard Kennedy School, and the Albany Government Law Review. Christy also serves as the director of the Williams Institute’s annual moot court competition, the only national competition exclusively focused on LGBT law. Christy received her J.D. from the UCLA School of Law and her B.A. from the University of Arizona.