University of Pennsylvania Law School

University of Pennsylvania Law School
3501 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6204, USA
Phone: 215.898.7400 | Fax: 215.898.9606
Email: contactadmissions@law.upenn.edu | Website: www.law.upenn.edu

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

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admission, financial aid, educational, or athletic programs, other university-administered programs, or in its employment practices.

Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to

Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs
Sansom Place East
3600 Chestnut Street
Suite 228
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106

Phone: 215.898.6993
TDD: 215.898.7803

Specific questions concerning the accommodation of students with disabilities should be directed to

Office of Student Disabilities Services
Weingarten Learning Resources Center
Stouffer Commons
3702 Spruce Street
Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6027

Phone: 215.573.9235
TDD: 215.746.6320

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

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class status in the administration of its admission, financial aid, educational, or athletic programs, other university-administered programs, or in its employment practices.

Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to

Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs
Sansom Place East
3600 Chestnut Street
Suite 228
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106

Phone: 215.898.6993
TDD: 215.898.7803

Specific questions concerning the accommodation of students with disabilities should be directed to

Office of Student Disabilities Services
Weingarten Learning Resources Center
Stouffer Commons
3702 Spruce Street
Suite 300
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6027

Phone: 215.573.9235
TDD: 215.746.6320

Does your law school provide gender-neutral restrooms?

Yes

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

For information about Lambda Law, contact

Nishi Tavernier
ntavern@pennlaw.upenn.edu

Edward Hale
ehale@pennlaw.upenn.edu

 

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

Tobias Barrington Wolff
Email: twolff@law.upenn.edu

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

Yes

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

  • Diversity in the Legal Profession
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Feminist Legal Advocacy in the 20th Century
  • Law and Sexuality
  • Litigation for Social Change

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

The University of Pennsylvania extends same-sex domestic-partner benefits to staff and faculty. Our students’ same-sex domestic partners are eligible for insurance through the Penn Student Insurance Plan. Same-sex domestic-partner benefits are equivalent to spousal and dependent benefits.

For detailed information on the Penn Student Insurance Plan, see SHS Insurance Compliance.

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

The University of Pennsylvania extends same-sex domestic-partner benefits to staff and faculty. Our students’ same-sex domestic partners are eligible for insurance through the Penn Student Insurance Plan. Same-sex domestic-partner benefits are equivalent to spousal and dependent benefits.

For detailed information on the Penn Student Insurance Plan, see SHS Insurance Compliance.

Additional Information

Penn Law celebrates diversity and provides an engaging, welcoming, and safe community to LGBTQ individuals. Students, faculty, and staff offer meaningful mentorship while also allowing time and space for informal social gatherings. Our students are public service leaders for local LGBTQ youth and clients, the Law School provides financial support for LGBTQ-themed academic projects, and our facilities include unisex restrooms. The surrounding university is widely recognized as an LGBTQ-friendly institution, and the city of Philadelphia upholds progressive civil rights traditions while also supplying social outlets and big-city life.