Syracuse University College of Law

Syracuse University College of Law
Dineen Hall; Cole Suite 100, Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, 950 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13244, USA
Phone: 315.443.1962 | Fax: 315.443.9568
Email: admissions@law.syr.edu | Website: www.law.syr.edu

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

Syracuse University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, national origin, religion, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, status as a disabled veteran or a veteran of the Vietnam era, or to any extent that discrimination is prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, employment, and access to and treatment in university programs, services, and activities.

Syracuse University welcomes people with disabilities and in compliance with Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended), and the Americans with Disabilities Act, does not discriminate on the basis of disability. Services for students with disabilities are coordinated by the Office of Disability Services, Room 309, 804 University Avenue, 315.443.4498 (VOICE), 315.443.1371 (TDD).

Syracuse University supports equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, or gender, and in compliance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, or gender. Questions about any of the university’s equal opportunity policies, including compliance with Title VI, Title VII, and Title IX, may be directed to

Andrew Gordon
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Office of Human Resources
Skytop Office Building
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13244-5300
Phone: 315.443.4224

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

Syracuse University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, national origin, religion, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, status as a disabled veteran or a veteran of the Vietnam era, or to any extent that discrimination is prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, employment, and access to and treatment in university programs, services, and activities.

Syracuse University welcomes people with disabilities and in compliance with Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended), and the Americans with Disabilities Act, does not discriminate on the basis of disability. Services for students with disabilities are coordinated by the Office of Disability Services, Room 309, 804 University Avenue, 315.443.4498 (VOICE), 315.443.1371 (TDD).

Syracuse University supports equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, or gender, and in compliance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, or gender. Questions about any of the university’s equal opportunity policies, including compliance with Title VI, Title VII, and Title IX, may be directed to

Andrew Gordon
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Office of Human Resources
Skytop Office Building
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY 13244-5300
Phone: 315.443.4224

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 OutLaw, contact sucolsenate@law.syr.edu.

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

Paula C. Johnson
Professor of Law
Email: pcjohnso@law.syr.edu

Casey M. Sprock Jr.
Adjunct Professor
Email: csprock@baslaw.com

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

Andrew S. Horsfall
Assistant Dean of International Programs
Email: ashorsfa@law.syr.edu

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

Casey M. Sprock Jr., adjunct professor, teaches the following LGBT-specific courses:

  • Sexual Orientation & the Law addresses legal issues as they affect the lives of lesbians, gays, and bisexuals in the United States. Constitutional law, employment law, family law, property law, criminal law, and estate planning are the areas of primary focus.
  • Lawyering Skills for Nontraditional Families covers the drafting of legal instruments for individuals and their loved ones who do not fit the traditional nuclear family model. Topics include domestic partnership agreements, estate planning instruments (e.g., wills, trusts, and corporate formations), tax planning, and second-parent adoptions.

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

As Syracuse University strives to create a more inclusive campus, we are proud to offer employee benefits that support members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Asexual (LGBTQA+) communities. These benefits are available to eligible employees, their legal spouses or same- or opposite-sex domestic partners and their children.

In keeping with its continued commitment to providing a quality educational experience in a welcoming environment, Syracuse University extends same-sex domestic partner benefits to full-time students. Same-sex domestic partner benefits offer full-time students the opportunity to access benefits for their same-sex domestic partner similar to those currently available to a student’s spouse.

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

As Syracuse University strives to create a more inclusive campus, we are proud to offer employee benefits that support members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Asexual (LGBTQA+) communities. These benefits are available to eligible employees, their legal spouses or same- or opposite-sex domestic partners and their children.

In keeping with its continued commitment to providing a quality educational experience in a welcoming environment, Syracuse University extends same-sex domestic partner benefits to full-time students. Same-sex domestic partner benefits offer full-time students the opportunity to access benefits for their same-sex domestic partner similar to those currently available to a student’s spouse.

Additional Information

Syracuse University College of Law welcomes members of the LGBT community to a diverse campus environment. Syracuse University and the surrounding community have long been considered to provide an open and friendly environment to the LGBT community. Applicants are encouraged to discuss sexual orientation and identity in their application, along with activities and leadership experience related to LGBT initiatives and organizations.