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LGBT Survey Results: Brooklyn Law School

Nondiscrimination Policy

Brooklyn Law School is committed to the principles of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in the education and employment of qualified persons. It prohibits discrimination and all forms of harassment based on race, gender and/or gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran or military status, sex, marital status, citizenship status, criminal record, or any other legally protected status in admissions, hiring, firing, workplace terms and conditions, classroom settings, student and faculty housing, study-abroad programs, and Law School-sponsored events. Such behavior is unlawful and will not be tolerated.

LGBT Student Organization(s)

For information about the OUTLaws, contact

Rachel Russell
Email: rachel.russell@brooklaw.edu

LGBT Faculty

William Araiza
Vice Dean for Academic Affairs
Email: bill.araiza@brooklaw.edu

Bennett Capers
Professor
Email: bennett.capers@brooklaw.edu

Susan Hazeldean
Clinical Professor
Email: susan.hazeldean@brooklaw.edu

LGBT Administrator(s)

Jenn Wells
Email: jenn.wells@brooklaw.edu

Suzanne Dennis
Email: suzanne.dennis@brooklaw.edu

LGBT Course(s)

Sexuality and the Law

Domestic-Partner or Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

No details provided.

Additional Information

All students are able to use their preferred name and pronoun (or no pronoun) on their identification cards, class roster, email addresses, mailings, and diplomas. We have unisex facilities and an active LGBT organization called the OUTLaws. We sponsor activities and symposiums that address LGBT concerns and we have openly gay and lesbian faculty who are very accessible. Students have access to all of the senior administrators, including the president and dean of the law school, to address their concerns. We have successfully enrolled transgender students (this knowledge is based on those students who have made the school aware of their status). Overall, our law school reflects the LGBT climate of New York City, which is one of the most progressive LGBT regions in the United States.

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May 21, 2014, 13:28 PM

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