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LGBT Survey Results: New York University School of Law

Nondiscrimination Policy

New York University is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its relations with its faculty, students, and staff members, without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, and any other legally protected basis.

LGBT Student Organization(s)


LGBT Faculty

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LGBT Administrator(s)

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LGBT Course(s)

  • Feminist Jurisprudence will explore contemporary feminist theory and jurisprudence. We will consider the trajectory of feminist thought both within law and outside of it, with special focus on postmodern feminist theory, queer theory, and the interplay between psychoanalytic theory and feminist theory. The emphasis will be on feminist theory as applied to the realms of gender and sexuality.
  • Sex Discrimination Law seeks to integrate feminist theory with the practice of women’s rights law by examining a wide range of contemporary sex discrimination issues. Beginning with the development of constitutional protection for gender discrimination, the course examines topics such as reproductive rights, educational equity, violence against women, employment discrimination, and family law, with attention to how women’s rights concerns intersect with issues of race, class, and sexual orientation. Throughout the course, we discuss how litigation, public policy, and legislative strategies have and can be used to achieve feminist visions of equality.
  • The Sexuality and the Law Seminar will examine three primary dynamics: the treatment of sexuality and gender in the law, the impact of evolving research and knowledge about sexuality and gender on legal developments, and the process of public interest litigation in shifting public perceptions. Students will read and discuss the constitutional and legislative developments, a number of theoretical frameworks, and particular problems related to legal representation of individuals and groups whose sexual or gender expressions do not conform to social norms.
  • In the LGBT Rights Clinic, students will be given fieldwork placements in local nonprofit organizations that represent LGBT individuals. Substantive case work may involve sexual-orientation or gender-identity based asylum claims, discrimination claims, transgender documentation issues (such as correcting gender on a birth certificate), or housing succession claims. Additionally, all students will participate in at least one legal clinic held at the LGBT Community Center by The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Law Association of Greater New York (LeGaL). A seminar focusing on the unique legal issues faced by LGBT individuals completes the students’ work.

Domestic-Partner or Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

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Additional Information

NYU School of Law invites candidates who wish to identify as LGBT to indicate their identity on the law school’s admission application. Contact information for those admitted students who answer in the affirmative is shared with our LGBT organization, “OUTLAW,” for the purpose of recruitment outreach. NYU Law offers LGBT-related courses and a clinic. There is a large, dynamic LGBT community of students, faculty, and administrators at NYU Law.

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May 21, 2014, 13:28 PM

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