Stanford Pride Interview Series
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The Champions Interview Series featuring Zsea Bowmani ’06
Date: March 26, 2022 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM PST
About Zsea Bowmani
Zsea is a civil rights attorney and legal scholar from Los Angeles and currently based in the Bay Area. He teaches environmental law at Santa Clara University and leads the Environmental Justice Advocacy Lab of SCU’s Environmental Justice & the Common Good Initiative. Zsea also founded the Environmental Justice Committee of the National Lawyers Guild – Bay Area Chapter and serves on the boards of Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice and the National Trans Bar Association.
Working at the intersections of race, gender, sexual orientation, human rights, and the environment, Zsea has written broadly on the law’s role in discrimination and environmental degradation, including a Westlaw treatise chapter on LGBTQ employment discrimination and an article on integrating Black queer feminist ecology into environmental law and policy for the Tulane Journal of Law and Sexuality.
Zsea previously worked at the ACLU of Illinois and the National LGBTQ Task Force in Washington, DC, where he worked on US Supreme Court and appellate cases and developed policies to defend the rights of LGBTQ people in employment, schools, criminal law, and health care settings. Prior to that, Zsea worked for UNESCO in Cambodia to protect cultural heritage and the Commonwealth Human Rights Commission in London on decriminalizing homosexuality in former British colonies.
Zsea earned his BA in History from Stanford and his JD from Santa Clara Law with certificates in Public International Law with honors and Public Interest and Social Justice Law.