Erin Buzuvis


B.S., University of New Hampshire
J.D., Cornell Law School


Erin Buzuvis joined the faculty in 2006 and has served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs since 2020.

Dean Buzuvis researches and writes about gender and discrimination in education and athletics, including such topics as Title IX's application to campus disciplinary proceedings for sexual assault, Title IX and college athletics reform, LGBTQ inclusion in high school and college athletics, and retaliation and related discrimination against female college coaches. She has been quoted in stories about Title IX in such media outlets as the New York Times, NPR, Sports Illustrated, Inside Higher Ed, and in many other national and local publications and broadcasts.

Dean Buzuvis teaches courses at the law school on administrative law, employment discrimination, Title IX, torts, property, and has co-directed our comparative gender law course in Israel. In addition, she has taught a course on LGBTQ policy issues at the Smith College School for Social Work, and in 2017 she co-taught a course on gender, human rights and sport at Utrecht University in the Netherlands on a grant from the Fulbright Specialist Program.

Prior to joining the faculty, Dean Buzuvis was an associate attorney at Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston and also clerked for Judge Thomas L. Ambro of the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Third Circuit.  She also served as a visiting associate professor at the University of Iowa College of Law. 

Erin Buzuvis's Google Scholar Profile

Courses Taught

Administrative Law
Employment Discrimination
Title IX
Sports Law & Culture

Scholarly Works

Book Chapters

Erin E. Buzuvis, Title IX: Separate but Equal for Girls and Women in Athletics, in The Oxford Handbook of Feminism and Law in the United States (Deborah L. Brake, Martha Chamallas & Verna L. Williams, eds. 2021). SSRN

Erin E. Buzuvis, Sex Discrimination and the Transformation of U.S. Education, in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Education Law (2018). SSRN

Erin E. Buzuvis, Title IX and U.S. College Sports: Contemporary Challenges to Compliance, in The Oxford Handbook of American Sports Law (2017). SSRN

Erin Buzuvis & Kristine Newhall, Inequality, Discrimination and Sexual Violence in US Collegiate Sports, in Global Corruption Report: Sport 300 (Gareth Sweeney and Kelly McCarthy, eds., 2016). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin E. Buzuvis, Barriers to Leadership for Women in College Athletics, in Introduction to Intercollegiate Athletics 272 (Eddie Comeaux ed., 2015). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin E. Buzuvis, Transsexual and Intersex Athletes, in Sexual Minorities in Sports: Prejudice at Play 55 (Melanie L. Sartore-Baldwin ed., 2013). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin Buzuvis, Including Transgender Athletes in Sex-Segregated Sport, in Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Sport: Essays from Activists, Coaches, and Scholars 23 (George B. Cunningham ed., 2012). SSRN Digital Commons

Journal Articles

Erin Buzuvis, Athletic Scholarships and Title IX: Compliance Trends and Context, 16 J. Intercollegiate Sport 74 (2023). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin Buzuvis, What's Wrong with the NCAA's New Transgender Athlete Policy?, 29 Wm. & Mary J. Race, Gender & Soc. Just. 155 (2022).

Erin Buzuvis, Law, Policy, and the Participation of Transgender Athletes in the United States, 24 Sport Mgmt. Rev. 439 (2021). SSRN

Erin E. Buzuvis, Title IX and Official Policy Liability: Maximizing the Law’s Potential to Hold Education Institutions Accountable for Their Responses to Sexual Misconduct, 73 Okla. L. Rev. 35 (2020). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin E. Buzuvis, Attorney General v. MIAA at Forty Years: A Critical Examination of Gender Segregation in High School Athletics in Massachusetts, 25 Tex. J.C.L. & C.R. 1 (2019). SSRN Digital Commons

George Cunningham, Erin Buzuvis, & Chris Mosier, Inclusive Spaces and Locker Rooms for Transgender Athletes, 7 Kinesiology Rev. 365 (2018). SSRN

Erin E. Buzuvis, Title IX and Procedural Fairness: Why Disciplined-Student Litigation Does Not Undermine the Role of Title IX in Campus Sexual Assault, 78 Mont. L. Rev. 71 (2017). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin Buzuvis, Coaches in Court: Legal Challenges to Sex Discrimination in College Athletics, 6 Tenn. J. Race Gender & Soc. Just. 41 (2017). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin E. Buzuvis, Challenging Gender in Single-Sex Spaces: Lessons from a Feminist Softball League, 80 L. & Contemp. Probs. 155 (2017). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin Buzuvis, Hormone Check: Critique of Olympic Rules on Sex and Gender, 31 Wis. J. L., Gender, & Soc'y 29 (2016). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin Buzuvis, "As Who They Really Are": Expanding Opportunities for Transgender Athletes to Participate in Youth and Scholastic Sports, 34 L. & Ineq. 341 (2016). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin E. Buzuvis, Athletic Compensation for Women Too? Title IX Implications of Northwestern and O’Bannon, 41 J.C. & U.L. 297 (2015). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin E. Buzuvis, Title IX Feminism, Social Justice, and NCAA Reform, 5 Freedom Ctr. J. 101 (2014). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin E. Buzuvis, A Reasonable Belief: In Support of LGBT Plaintiffs? Title VII Retaliation Claims, 91 Denv. U. L. Rev. 929 (2014). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin E. Buzuvis, "On the Basis of Sex: Using Title IX to Protect Transgender Students from Discrimination in Education, 28 Wis. J.L. Gender & Soc'y 219 (2013). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin E. Buzuvis, Symposium: Radical Nemesis: Re-Envisioning Ivan Illichs Theories on Social Institutions: Illich, Education, and the Wire, 34 W. New Eng. L. Rev. 363 (2012). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin Buzuvis, Game Changer, MS., Spring/Summer 2012, at 33. SSRN Digital Commons

Erin E. Buzuvis & Kristine E. Newhall, Equality Beyond the Three-Part Test: Exploring and Explaining the Invisibility of Title IX's Equal Treatment Requirement, 22 Marq. Sports L. Rev. 427 (2012). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin E. Buzuvis, The Feminist Case for the NCAA's Recognition of Competitive Cheer as an Emerging Sport for Women, 52 B.C. L. Rev. 439 (2011). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin E. Buzuvis, Transgender Student-Athletes and Sex-Segregated Sport: Developing Policies of Inclusion for Intercollegiate and Interscholastic Athletics, 21 Seton Hall J. Sports & Ent. L. 1 (2011). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin E. Buzuvis, Caster Semenya and the Myth of a Level Playing Field, 6 Mod. Am. 36 (2011). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin E. Buzuvis, Sidelined: Title IX Retaliation Cases and Women's Leadership in College Athletics, 17 Duke J. Gender L. & Pol'y 1 (2010). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin E. Buzuvis & Kristine E. Newhall, (e)Racing Jennifer Harris: Sexuality and Race, Law and Discourse in Harris v. Portland, 32 J. Sports & Soc. Issues 345 (2008). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin E. Buzuvis, Reading the Pink Locker Room on Football Culture and Title IX, 14 Wm. & Mary J. Women & L. 1 (2007). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin E. Buzuvis, Survey Says ... A Critical Analysis of the New Title IX Policy and a Proposal for Reform, 91 Iowa L. Rev. 821 (2006). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin E. Buzuvis, 'A' for Effort: Evaluating Recent State Education Reform in Response to Judicial Demands for Equity and Adequacy, 86 Cornell L. Rev. 644 (2001). SSRN Digital Commons

Shorter Writings

Erin Buzuvis, The Chevron Doctrine: What Is It and Why Should We All Care About It?, Af-Am Point of View, Apr. 1, 2024, at 23.

Erin Buzuvis, New ABA Standards Require All Law Schools to Teach About Race, Af-Am Point of View, Jan. 1, 2023, at 23.

Erin Buzuvis, Title IX for the Win: Civil Rights and the Women’s World Cup, Af-Am Point of View, Sept. 1, 2020, at 23.

Erin Buzuvis, Transgender Civil Rights on the Ballot in November, Af-Am Point of View, July 1, 2018, at 23.

George B. Cunningham & Erin E. Buzuvis, Better Locker Rooms: It's Not Just a Transgender Thing, Conversation (Mar. 26, 2017). SSRN Digital Commons

Erin Buzuvis, Where All Kids Can Compete, Contexts, Summer 2017, at 17.

Erin Buzuvis, Religious Exemption Requests Push Back Against LGBT Rights, Modern Ideas, Title Ix Today, Mar. 2016, at 1.

Erin E. Buzuvis & Sudha N. Setty, Letter to The New York Times, May 25, 2008, at MM6. Digital Commons