Emerging Issues in Gender Identity, Sexuality, and the Law

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time
THU 3:55 - 5:45 pm
SAT 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location


This class meets on Thursdays from August 29 - November 14. It will only meet on one Saturday, November 2.

This class may not be taken if you have already taken LAW 196V, Emerging Issues in Sexuality, Gender Identity and the Law, in Spring 2024.

This course will explore historical and emerging issues in gender identity, sexuality, 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 intersections of LGBTQ+ identities, including people who are living with a disability, people who identify as BIPOC, and undocumented/under-documented immigrants.  We will also examine theoretical, philosophical, and practical elements of advocacy strategies employed by and/or on behalf of LGBTQ+ communities and discuss how civil rights organizations are using impact litigation, public policy, and education to secure rights and equality for LGBTQ+ people.  As part of the final evaluation, students will be required to participate in a mock litigation exercise that will also include a final paper.