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LAW 0917: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and the Law
Spring 2019 • Section 21 • CRN 11782

Course Description

This writing seminar will explore the intersections between American law and issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. The course will begin by encouraging students to think about what is meant by the terms "sexual orientation" and "gender identity," and how those identities relate to other legally-protected statuses. The remainder of the course will survey a range of substantive areas of American law in which issues of sexual orientation and gender identity arise. Students will be encouraged to reflect upon the theoretical underpinnings of sexual orientation and gender identity law, and also to creatively imagine how real-life clients presenting these issues might be served in different areas of practice.


Day/Time Location
W 4:00-5:50 PM Klein 7A

Course Details

  • Leonore Carpenter
Credit Hours

3 Credits



Course Type
  • Writing
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement
  • Writing Research

Registration Info

Equivalent Courses

You may not register for this course if you are enrolled in or have already taken the following:

  • LAW 0428 (Pennsylvania Civil Procedure )

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