Emerging Issues in Sexuality, Gender Identity and the Law

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FRI 1:05 - 4:15 pm JON 5.206
SAT 9:00 am - 12:00 pm JON 5.206

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Co-taught by Maddy Dwertman and Shelly Skeen. This course will have required readings prior to the first in-class meeting. The only days this course will meet in person are: Friday, February 9, Saturday, February 10, Friday, February 16, and Saturday, February 17.

This course explores emerging issues in sexuality, gender identity, and the law. We will study and discuss the constitutional, statutory and common law that impacts the lived experience of LGBTQ+ people and people living at the intersection of LGBTQ+ identities, including people who are living with a disability, people who identify as BIPOC, and undocumented/under-documented immigrants.  We will also discuss how civil rights organizations are using impact litigation, public policy and education to ensure equality and access to equal opportunities for LGBTQ+ people in society.  The course will conclude with a mock litigation exercise.

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Important Class Changes

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06/18/2024 Meeting times changed
02/13/2024 Meeting times changed
01/17/2024 Instructor(s) updated
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