Diversity in Law School
LGBT Survey Results: University of North Carolina School of Law
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, or sexual orientation. Any complaints alleging failure of this institution to follow this policy should be brought to the attention of the Assistant to the Chancellor.
Student Organization Contact Information
The Lambda Law Students Association strives to make the School of Law a more comfortable and supportive environment for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students and other members of the School of Law community.
The Lambda Law Students Association also seeks to educate the Carolina Law community about the legal, political, and social issues facing the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning community.
Faculty Contact Information
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Administrator Contact Information
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Course Titles and/or Descriptions
- Family Law is offered in the fall and spring semesters. The course provides basic coverage of major issues of domestic law—nontraditional relationships, marriage, annulment, divorce, child support and custody, division of property, maintenance, and interstate enforcement.
- Sexuality and the Law is offered during the fall semester. This survey course considers how the legal system regulates and affects various aspects of the lives of lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals with particular emphasis on workplace issues, family relationships (including marriage, partnerships, and parenting), expressions of gay identity, and sexuality. The course also examines the way in which society is or is not adjusting to the more visible and vocal lesbian, gay, and bisexual community. The course includes relevant aspects of criminal law, employment, family law, equal protection, privacy, and First Amendment law.
Domestic Partnership Benefits
Upon filing of a domestic partner affidavit and approval of the affidavit by the University's Dean of Students Office, students are eligible to purchase health insurance for their partner and live in family housing on campus. Students also can purchase access to the Recreation Centers and libraries on campus for their partner.
The climate for LGBT students at the University of North Carolina School of Law is quite welcoming. We realize that the perspective that LGBT students bring to our law school is important to the educational environment and adds to the diversity and breadth of viewpoints we strive to maintain at UNC. The Lambda student organization and its allies are quite strong and active at UNC. They frequently sponsor and participate in activities to educate and raise issues of cause and concern. We encourage applicants to address their sexual orientation or identity in their application to the level they feel comfortable.
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