Dean Spade

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Dean Spade in 2015

Dean Spade (born 1977) is an American lawyer, writer, and Associate Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law. He started the Sylvia Rivera Law Project in 2002. In 2011 Spade's first book Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law was published. The book was nominated for a 2011 Lambda Literary Award in the category of Transgender Nonfiction.

Spade is of Jewish descent and is involved in transgender activities.