Columbia University School of Law

Columbia University School of Law
435 West 116th Street, New York, NY 10027, USA
Phone: 212.854.2674 | Fax: 212.854.1109
Email: admissions@law.columbia.edu | Website: www.law.columbia.edu

 

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

Columbia University admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the University. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, religion, creed, marital status, partnership status, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, military status, or any other legally protected status in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs.

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

Columbia University admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the University. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender (including gender identity and expression), pregnancy, religion, creed, marital status, partnership status, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, military status, or any other legally protected status in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs.

Does your law school provide gender-neutral restrooms?

Yes

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

OUTLaws
Email: outlaws@law.columbia.edu

Queer and Trans People of Color
Email: qtpoc@law.columbia.edu

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

Katherine Franke
Professor of Law, Codirector for the Study of Law and Culture
Email: kfranke@law.columbia.edu

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

Scott Cutrone
Director of Admissions
Email:
scutrone@law.columbia.edu

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

  • Advanced Incarceration and the Family Clinic
  • Antidiscrimination Law
  • Externship: Domestic Violence Prosecution 
  • Family Law
  • Gender Justice
  • Human Identity and the Scientific Revolution 
  • Human Rights
  • Human Rights Clinic
  • Lawyering for Change
  • Mass Incarceration Clinic
  • Reproductive Rights and Practices
  • Seminar: Access to Justice: Current Issues and Challenges
  • Seminar: Civil Rights Lawyering in the Modern Era: Theory and Practice
  • Seminar: Critical Human Rights Theory
  • Seminar: Domestic Violence and the Law
  • Seminar: Human Rights at Home: U.S. Human Rights Advocacy
  • Seminar: Human Rights, Law and Development Workshop
  • Seminar: International Human Rights Advocacy
  • Seminar: Mass Incarceration
  • Seminar: Race and Gender in Corporate Law, Governance & Theory
  • Seminar: The Anatomy of Autonomy: From Personhood to Personification
  • Seminar: Topics in Sexuality Law
  • Seminar: Vision, Action and Social Change

Courses and seminars are not all offered every year, but this listing is representative of Columbia’s current curriculum. Full descriptions are available on the Columbia law school website.

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

For faculty and staff:

  • Tuition exemption benefits
  • Health coverage
  • Housing
  • Library privileges and recreational facilities

For students:

  • Housing

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

Yes

Additional Information

One of Columbia’s student-edited journals is the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law.