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LGBT Survey Results: Fordham University School of Law

Nondiscrimination Policy

Fordham University reaffirms its policy of nondiscrimination. The University is an academic institution that, in compliance with federal, state, and local laws, does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, gender, national origin, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, alienage or citizenship status, veteran status, or disability.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination on the basis of handicap. No otherwise qualified person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination in any programs or activities of the University solely on the basis of physical or mental disability. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 provides that no person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subject to discrimination in any education program or activity. A Section 504 and a Title IX compliance officer is available to address any complaints alleging discrimination on the basis of handicap or sex.

Georgina Calia may be contacted in the Office of Legal Counsel, Administration Building, Room 213, Rose Hill Campus. Phone: 718.817.3112.

Fordham University does not knowingly support or patronize any organization that engages in illegal discrimination. This may include a ban on purchase of goods and services, or the use of facilities for such organizations.

LGBT Student Organization(s)

We have an active and diverse OUTlaws organization that plans symposia and lectures as well as networking and social events. For more information, contact fordhamoutlaws@gmail.com.

LGBT Faculty

Elizabeth B. Cooper
Associate Professor
Email: ecooper@law.fordham.edu

Jennifer Gordon
Professor
Email: jgordon@law.fordham.edu

Sheila Foster
Professor
Email: sfoster@law.fordham.edu

Joe Landau
Professor
Email: jlandau4@law.fordham.edu

LGBT Administrator(s)

Tom Schoenherr
Assistant Dean of Public Interest Resource Center
Email: tschoenherr@law.fordham.edu

LGBT Course(s)

  • Anti-Discrimination Law
  • Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy
  • Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Employment Discrimination Law
  • Employment Discrimination: Law, Practice, and Policy
  • Feminist Legal Theory
  • Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights
  • Sexuality and the Law

In addition to offering LGBT rights courses, faculty increasingly are incorporating such legal and social issues into their classes in inviting and supportive ways.

Domestic-Partner or Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

No details provided.

Additional Information

Fordham University School of Law is a very welcoming and supportive place for LGBT students, faculty, and staff.

LGB and gender-queer/transgender students are enrolled in the law school and are quite successful. Our Admissions Office encourages gay and trans students to self-identify on their applications, looking at this aspect of diversity from a positive perspective.

Numerous faculty members and senior administrators are out lesbians and gay men. All are fully supported at work and in their personal lives. Engaging in LGBT scholarship, teaching, and service activities is encouraged, and same-sex partners are provided health benefits and welcomed to the law school community.

Fordham has a unisex (individual) facility that is open to all students, staff, and faculty.

Fordham is located in the heart of NYC, the LGBT capital of the country, where most everyone, from employers to local stores and restaurants, are interested in courting the LGBT community. It is the perfect setting for Fordham’s rich and vibrant LGBT community.

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May 21, 2014, 13:28 PM

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