This course explores the rapidly-evolving ways in which the law constructs, regulates, and concerns sexuality. The course is largely an advanced constitutional law course (equal protection and liberty); we will also examine statutes, regulations, and other sources of law. We will focus on criminal prohibitions related to sex, discrimination because of gender and sexual orientation, and emerging topics such as religious exemptions to non-discrimination laws and criminal justice issues. Class materials include case law, case documents, legal and social science scholarship, legislative and regulatory materials, and press accounts.
From the Ground Up: Advocating for Immigrant Clients
Given the shifting landscape of federal courts and the US Supreme Court, we seek to highlight the critical role of lawyers working in direct individual representation as well as the impact of lawyers in local policy efforts, organizing campaigns, and grassroots movements.