Course Description

LAW 318 - Law and Sexuality

This course explores the ways in which the law constructs and regulates sexuality. Subjects covered include the criminalization of sexual activity, sexual identity discrimination (including discrimination by private and public employers, religious institutions, schools and private organizations), sexual identity and free speech, sexual identity and immigration, sexual identity and family law issues such as marriage, alternatives to marriage, and parenting rights. In exploring these subjects, the class pays attention to how the law affects the lives of sexual minorities, how sexual minorities and their allies influence the law and the role of lawyers within this dialectic. Readings include cases from the United States and abroad, critical theory, current events and popular culture. 

Course Information:

This course is not offered in 2014 - 2015

Previous Course Offerings:

Faculty Term Course Section Schedule Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Jordan Woods 13F 318 LEC 1 MW 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM 3.0 No No
Gwendolyn Leachman 13S 318 LEC 1 MW 3:10 PM - 4:25 PM 3.0 No No
Labor, Employment & Work; Family Law; Gender & Sexual Orientation Law; Substantial Analytical Writing Requirement; Critical Race Studies; Public Interest Law and Policy;