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LGBT Survey Results: Mercer University School of Law

Nondiscrimination Policy

Mercer University is committed to providing equal educational programs or activities, and equal employment opportunities to all qualified students, employees, and applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, age, or religion, as a matter of university policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws, including Title IX.

LGBT Student Organization(s)

Project Equality is Mercer Law’s LGBT organization. One of its many goals is to strengthen a commitment to diversity within the Mercer Law Community, the State of Georgia, and the legal community as a whole. It strives to educate students and community members about legal issues relevant to the LGBT community. Project Equality participates in the annual Atlanta Pride parade alongside the Stonewall Bar Association of Georgia, in addition to many other planned events.

Project Equality also hosts the Introduction to Diverse Student Organization Day during orientation. This event gives our incoming students a wonderful opportunity to meet new students, upperclassmen, attorneys, and members of the Mercer Law faculty and administration.

LGBT Faculty

Scott Titshaw
Professor
Email: titshaw_sc@law.mercer.edu

LGBT Administrator(s)

None

LGBT Course(s)

  • Sexuality and the Law Seminar: The class examines laws and regulations relating to sexual orientation and gender identity, and the effects of other laws on sexual minorities.
  • Selected Topics in Modern Family Law: This seminar will provide an in-depth examination of a number of today’s most salient family law issues. A wide variety of topics are available to students, including marriage and alternative relationships, intra-family violence and abuse, assisted reproduction, parental rights and duties, issues related to gender, race, class, and sexual orientation, and more.
  • Family Law: This course offers an introduction to family law in the United States today. Examples of topics covered include marriage, non-traditional marital relationships, parent-child relationships, divorce, custody, support, and the law’s treatment of nontraditional families.
  • Gender and the Law: During the past century, government in the United States has taken many steps to reduce inequalities between the sexes. This course will critically examine the ways in which law in the United States treats sex and gender in a variety of contexts, most notably, the workplace, the family, the reproductive sphere, and in various areas of sexual exploitation. Included among the issues addressed will be problems raised by the intersection of gender with race, class, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.

Domestic-Partner or Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

It is the policy of Mercer University to extend same-sex domestic partner benefits to eligible employees in accordance with established guidelines and within specific benefit plan designs.

Additional Information

The Mercer Law is a very diverse and welcoming community. Applicants have the option to self-identify as a member of the LGBT community on our application.

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May 21, 2014, 13:28 PM

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