University of California Hastings College of  the Law

University of California Hastings College of  the Law 
200 McAllister Street, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
Phone: 415.565.4623 | Fax: 415.581.8946
Email: admissions@uchastings.edu | Website: www.uchastings.edu

Does your law school have a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation?

UC Hastings College of the Law prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, gender transition status, sex- or gender-stereotyping, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (e.g. cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information (including family medical history), ancestry, marital status, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, including protected veterans. This policy is intended to be consistent with applicable state and federal laws and the law school’s policies. A limited, express exception to this policy is made by the UC Hastings Board of Directors for the U.S. military.

Andrea Bing
Title IX Coordinator
200 McAllister Street, Room 552
San Francisco, CA 94102
TitleIXCoordinator@uchastings.edu
415.565.4733

Does your law school have a nondiscrimination policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity?

UC Hastings College of the Law prohibits discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, gender transition status, sex- or gender-stereotyping, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (e.g. cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information (including family medical history), ancestry, marital status, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, including protected veterans. This policy is intended to be consistent with applicable state and federal laws and the law school’s policies. A limited, express exception to this policy is made by the UC Hastings Board of Directors for the U.S. military.

Andrea Bing
Title IX Coordinator
200 McAllister Street, Room 552
San Francisco, CA 94102
TitleIXCoordinator@uchastings.edu
415.565.4733

Does your law school provide gender-neutral restrooms?

No

Does your law school have a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender student organization?

 

Hastings OUTLaw promotes a positive atmosphere at Hastings for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students. The objective of the organization is to educate the community-at-large about the issues and concerns specific to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer persons in order to alleviate and eradicate homophobia, transphobia, racism, sexism, and other affronts to the dignity of individual human beings.

Hastings OUTLaw can be reached via email at outlaw@uchastings.edu.

Does your law school have any openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender faculty members?

Yes

Does your law school have any openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender administrators?

Bryan Zerbe
Director of Admissions
Phone: 415.565.4623
Email: zerbeb@uchastings.edu

Does your law school offer any academic courses primarily focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender legal issues?

LGBT issues are interwoven into many of the courses at UC Hastings, including Employment Discrimination and the Law, Family Law, and Gender and the Law. LGBT themes also figure prominently within UC Hastings Social Justice Lawyering concentration courses, clinics, and internships.

In addition, a course entitled Sexuality and the Law is a popular elective for students interested in legal issues affecting the LGBT community. This course examines some of the rapidly expanding legal issues involving sexual orientation and gender identity. Substantive issues to be covered include the decriminalization of sodomy; the recognition of lesbian and gay relationships, including marriage, civil union, and domestic partnerships; employment discrimination and sexual harassment; immigration; gender identity issues; and the establishment and limitation of rights of expression and association. This course will use sexuality and gender theory, case law, and legislation to examine the law’s evolving treatment of these fundamentally diverse and fluid communities.

Does your law school offer the same benefits to faculty, staff, or student same-sex spouses as they do opposite-sex spouses?

Eligible Family Members—Medical, Dental, Vision, and Legal Plans

Family Member—Same-sex domestic partner
Eligibility—Age 18 or older
Must be person of same sex; not related to you; able to enter into a contract; unmarried (neither one of you is legally married); living with you for the past six months with the intent to continue indefinitely; your sole same-sex domestic partner in a relationship of mutual support, caring, and commitment; sharing joint responsibility with you for your common welfare; financially interdependent.

Family Member—Same-sex domestic partner’s child
Eligibility—To age 26
Must be unmarried; your same-sex domestic partner’s natural or adopted child; living with you; supported by you or your same-sex domestic partner (50%+); claimed as a tax dependent by you or your same-sex domestic partner.

Does your law school offer any form of domestic-partner benefits to faculty, staff, or students?

Eligible Family Members—Medical, Dental, Vision, and Legal Plans

Family Member—Same-sex domestic partner
Eligibility—Age 18 or older
Must be person of same sex; not related to you; able to enter into a contract; unmarried (neither one of you is legally married); living with you for the past six months with the intent to continue indefinitely; your sole same-sex domestic partner in a relationship of mutual support, caring, and commitment; sharing joint responsibility with you for your common welfare; financially interdependent.

Family Member—Same-sex domestic partner’s child
Eligibility—To age 26
Must be unmarried; your same-sex domestic partner’s natural or adopted child; living with you; supported by you or your same-sex domestic partner (50%+); claimed as a tax dependent by you or your same-sex domestic partner.

Additional Information

As a law school in the middle of one of the most progressive cities in the United States, UC Hastings provides a welcome, supportive, and healthy environment for LGBTQ students, faculty, and staff.