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LGBT Survey Results: Capital University Law School

Nondiscrimination Policy

Capital University Law School prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, class, religion, sex and gender, age disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Capital University Law School actively encourages applications from racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the legal profession.

LGBT Student Organization(s)

Capital Equality Alliance, an active student organization of straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students, seeks to

  • promote equal rights and protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender,
  • promote tolerance within the law school on behalf of the LGBT community, and
  • work with student, community, and advocacy organizations to provide a social network for LGBT students and affirm them within the law school and legal community.

For more information, contact:

Theodore Kelly

LGBT Faculty

Rick Wood
Faculty Advisor

Chuck Cohen
Faculty Advisor

LGBT Administrator(s)

Shawn Beem
Assistant Dean
Office of Professional Development

Jason Owen
Associate Director
Office of Admission

LGBT Course(s)

Sexual Orientation and the Law will examine a variety of areas in which the law distinguishes on the basis of sexual orientation, including criminal law, family law, employment law, and constitutional law. The jurisprudence in a variety of areas of law will be examined to see how that jurisprudence has (or has not) been modified in light of sexual orientation.

Domestic-Partner or Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

Capital University employee benefits apply to domestic partners under the specific terms of the benefit policies. For purposes of Capital University benefits policy, a “domestic partnership” is a relationship between an unmarried employee and one other unmarried person over 18 years of age of the same or opposite sex as the employee, who have a single, dedicated relationship, intend to remain in the relationship indefinitely, and meet all the requirements for eligibility stated in the Capital University Affidavit of Domestic Partnership. An employee wishing to designate a domestic partner must complete an Affidavit of Domestic Partnership, available in the Human Resources Office.

Additional Information

Capital University Law School has over 100 years of experience in providing access to a quality legal education. Our welcoming and inclusive community embraces and celebrates diversity, notably LGBT diversity. Capital Law is proud of our LGBT faculty, staff, alumni, and students. With a rich history of student programming promoting equal rights, advocacy, tolerance, and affirmation, law students find strength and support in the classroom and within student organizations like the Capital Equality Alliance. Our  Ackerman-Gemmette Scholarship directly supports those that advance the rights of the LGBT community.

Capital University Law School is located in the heart of downtown Columbus, Ohio. Columbus continues to grow as a beacon of LGBT diversity as a “national leader for LGBTQ Equality” with a Human Rights Campaign score of 100 for the Municipal Equality Index. In fact, Columbus is home to the second largest pride celebration in the Midwest, the Stonewall Columbus Pride Parade and Festival, in which Capital Law actively participates and provides sponsorship. Columbus’ reputation for being an open and smart city is highlighted by its many LGBT-friendly neighborhoods, including the Short North Arts District and German Village and the vast array of local businesses that support the LGBT community.

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May 21, 2014, 13:28 PM

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