City University of New York School of Law

2 Court Square, Long Island City, NY 11101, USA
Phone: 718.340.4210 | Fax: 718.340.4435
Email: admissions@law.cuny.edu | Website: prospective.law.cuny.edu

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

CUNY School of Law is an equal opportunity and affirmative action institution. The law school does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, alienage or citizenship, religion, race, color, national or ethnic origin, handicap, veteran status, or marital status in its student admissions, employment, access to programs, and administration of education policies.

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

CUNY School of Law is an equal opportunity and affirmative action institution. The law school does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, alienage or citizenship, religion, race, color, national or ethnic origin, handicap, veteran status, or marital status in its student admissions, employment, access to programs, and administration of education policies.

Does your law school provide gender-neutral restrooms?

Yes

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

CUNY OUTLaws is the association for LGBTQ, PWA, HIV+ communities and their allies, bringing social, educational, political, and cultural events to the law school. OUTLaws is very active and collaborates with other student organizations to discuss social, legal, and extralegal issues involving people who are HIV+, living with AIDS, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and other sexual minorities. For more information, contact outlaw@law.cuny.edu.

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

Ruthann Robson
Email: robson@law.cuny.edu

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

No details provided.

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

Sexuality and the Law

The concern for diversity is also threaded through the curriculum; for example, a required course for all first-year students is Liberty, Equality, and Due Process, which examines issues of racial and gender equality and sexual orientation in the context of legal and historical analysis.

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

No details provided.

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

Covered by New York City domestic partnership law, one of the most progressive in the country.

Additional Information

At the City University of New York Law School, we strive to diversify the legal profession and train excellent social justice lawyers. We intentionally embrace diversity of all kinds and have a very active LGBTQ community that includes students, staff, faculty, and administrators. Our community is welcoming, and our physical plant is trans friendly.