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LAW 0736: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law Clinic: Mazzoni Center
Spring 2020 • Section S21 • CRN 27467

Course Description

This clinical course is designed for students with a sincere commitment to LGBT equality, direct legal service and public interest work. The clinical helps students develop an understanding of the interaction between sexual orientation, gender identity, and the law through a combination of direct service, legal research and public education. Students will gain familiarity with a wide variety of legal issues, including, but not limited to, the following: discrimination in employment, education, housing, and public accommodations; family law, including marriage and marital equivalents, custody, support, adoption and dissolution; criminal law, including hate crimes, police misconduct, prisoners' rights, and failure to protect; youth law; and advance planning as a means to securing legal protections for the family units formed by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals. Students will work closely with attorneys on a wide variety of cases, some of which involve precedent-setting legal issues.


Schedule To Be Announced

Additional Time Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 10 hours each week of the semester of experiential work, classroom learning, or out of class assignments, including Fridays from 12-1:30 pm, during which time the 90-minute classroom component will be conducted. Students will work other three-hour blocks during the week in accordance with their availability and the needs of the agency. There is a three -hour orientation at the beginning of the semester which is held on the first day of class.

Course Details

  • Thomas Ude
Credit Hours

3 Credits



Course Type
  • External Clinic
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement
  • Experiential/Professional Skills


Registration Info

Registration Notes

First Class: Friday from 12 PM to 2 PM at Mazzoni Center. Subsequent Classes: 11 AM to 12:30 PM at Mazzoni Center (subject to change)

Book List/Materials

No book purchases are required or recommended for this course.