New York University School of Law

New York University School of Law
40 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, USA
Phone: 212.998.6060 | Fax: 212.995.4527
Email: law.moreinfo@nyu.edu | Website: www.law.nyu.edu

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

New York University is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its relations with its faculty, students, and staff members, without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, and any other legally protected basis.

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

New York University is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its relations with its faculty, students, and staff members, without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, and any other legally protected basis.

Does your law school provide gender-neutral restrooms?

Yes

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

OUTLaw

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?

Yes

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

  • Sex Discrimination Law seeks to integrate feminist theory with the practice of women’s rights law by examining a wide range of contemporary sex discrimination issues. Beginning with the development of constitutional protection for gender discrimination, the course examines topics such as reproductive rights, educational equity, violence against women, employment discrimination, and family law, with attention to how women’s rights concerns intersect with issues of race, class, and sexual orientation. Throughout the course, we discuss how litigation, public policy, and legislative strategies have and can be used to achieve feminist visions of equality.
  • The Sexuality and the Law Seminar will examine three primary dynamics: the treatment of sexuality and gender in the law, the impact of evolving research and knowledge about sexuality and gender on legal developments, and the process of public interest litigation in shifting public perceptions. Students will read and discuss the constitutional and legislative developments, a number of theoretical frameworks, and particular problems related to legal representation of individuals and groups whose sexual or gender expressions do not conform to social norms.
  • The Race, Gender, and Sexual Orientation Seminar seeks to understand transformative ethical change that came to condemn and resist slavery, racism, religious intolerance, sexism, and homophobia—all of which were once rationalized on ethical and religious grounds.
  • In the LGBTQ Rights Clinic, students will be given fieldwork placements in local nonprofit organizations that represent LGBTQ individuals. Substantive casework may involve sexual-orientation or gender-identity based asylum claims, discrimination claims, transgender documentation issues (such as correcting gender on a birth certificate), or housing succession claims. Additionally, all students will participate in at least one legal clinic at a nonprofit legal organization in New York City serving the needs of LGBTQ people. A seminar focusing on the unique legal issues faced by LGBTQ individuals completes the students’ work.

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

Yes

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

Yes

Additional Information

NYU School of Law invites candidates who wish to identify as LGBTQ to indicate their identity on the law school’s admission application. Contact information for those admitted students who answer in the affirmative is shared with our LGBTQ organization, OUTLaw, for the purpose of recruitment outreach. NYU Law offers LGBTQ-related courses and a clinic. There is a large, dynamic LGBTQ community of students, faculty, and administrators at NYU Law.