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LAW 0917: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and the Law
Fall 2023 • Section 21 • CRN 53746

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
Th 4:00-5:50 PM Barrack 207

Course Details

  • David Doty
Credit Hours

3 Credits



Course Type
  • Writing
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement
  • Writing Serial
  • Bias in the Law


Registration Info

No Registration Restrictions.

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