Capital University Law School

Capital University Law School
303 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
Phone: 614.236.6310
Email: admissions@law.capital.edu | Website: www.law.capital.edu

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

Capital University does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin or ethnicity, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law in its admissions, educational programs or activities, and employment.

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

Capital University does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin or ethnicity, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law in its admissions, educational programs or activities, and employment.

Does your law school provide gender-neutral restrooms?

Yes

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

Capital Equality Alliance, an active student organization of straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students, seeks to

  • promote equal rights and protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender,
  • promote tolerance within the law school on behalf of the LGBTQ community, and
  • work with student, community, and advocacy organizations to provide a social network for LGBTQ students and affirm them within the law school and legal community.

For more information, contact:

Scott Sugarman
President
Email: ssugarman@law.capital.edu

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

Rick Wood
Faculty Advisor
Email: rwood@law.capital.edu

Chuck Cohen
Faculty Advisor
Email: ccohen@law.capital.edu

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

Shawn Beem
Assistant Dean
Office of Professional Development
Email: sbeem@law.capital.edu

Jason Owen
Associate Director
Office of Admission
Email: jowen@law.capital.edu

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

Sexual Minorities and the Law

An examination of a variety of areas in which the law distinguishes on the basis of sexual orientation including criminal law, family law, employment law, and constitutional law. The jurisprudence in a variety of areas of law will be examined to see how that jurisprudence has or has not been modified in light of sexual orientation.

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

Capital University employee benefits apply to domestic partners under the specific terms of the benefit policies. For purposes of Capital University benefits policy, a “domestic partnership” is a relationship between an unmarried employee and one other unmarried person over 18 years of age of the same or opposite sex as the employee, who have a single, dedicated relationship, intend to remain in the relationship indefinitely, and meet all the requirements for eligibility stated in the Capital University Affidavit of Domestic Partnership. An employee wishing to designate a domestic partner must complete an Affidavit of Domestic Partnership, available in the Human Resources Office.

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

Domestic partners of employees who are regularly scheduled to work three-quarter time and greater are eligible to participate in the university’s sponsored insurance benefits. For the purpose of Capital University’s benefits policy, a “domestic partnership” is a relationship between an unmarried employee and one other unmarried person over 18 years of age of the same or opposite sex as the employee, who have a single, dedicated relationship, intend to remain in the relationship indefinitely, and meet all of the requirements for eligibility stated in the Capital University Affidavit of Domestic Partnership. Upon completing the university’s required Affidavit of Domestic Partnership, an employee’s domestic partner is eligible to receive coverage for health care, dental, voluntary life insurance, long-term care insurance, and tuition benefit.

Additional Information

Capital University Law School has over 100 years of experience in providing access to a quality legal education. Our welcoming and inclusive community embraces and celebrates diversity, notably LGBT diversity. Capital Law is proud of our LGBT faculty, staff, alumni, and students. With a rich history of student programming promoting equal rights, advocacy, tolerance, and affirmation, law students find strength and support in the classroom and within student organizations like the Capital Equality Alliance. Our Ackerman-Gemmette Scholarship directly supports those that advance the rights of the LGBT community.

Capital University Law School is located in the heart of downtown Columbus, Ohio. Columbus continues to grow as a beacon of LGBT diversity as a “national leader for LGBTQ Equality” with a Human Rights Campaign score of 100 for the Municipal Equality Index. In fact, Columbus is home to the second largest pride celebration in the Midwest, the Stonewall Columbus Parade and Festival, in which Capital Law actively participates and provides sponsorship. Columbus’ reputation for being an open and smart city is highlighted by its many LGBT-friendly neighborhoods, including the Short North Arts District and German Village and the vast array of local businesses that support the LGBT community.