March 5, 2021.  Professor Katie Eyer is scheduled to present “The But-For Principle in Anti-Discrimination Law” as part of the 2020-2021 South Texas College of Law Faculty Speaker Series. In the Article, Professor Eyer argues that the “but for” principle in anti-discrimination law–which has often been opposed by progressives–holds considerable potential for reinvigorating civil rights protections. Drawing on the recent case of Bostock v. Clayton County, she suggests that a number of the biggest obstacles that anti-discrimination litigants face–including the over-use of summary judgment, the imposition of unduly strict standards of proof, and requirements of strong showings of discriminatory intent–have the potential to be mitigated by the “but for” principle.