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LGBT Survey Results: The University of Chicago Law School

Nondiscrimination Policy

In keeping with its long-standing traditions and policies, the University of Chicago considers students, employees, applicants for admission or employment, and those seeking access to university programs on the basis of individual merit. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law (including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972). For additional information, view the Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct.

LGBT Student Organization(s)

Since its founding in 1984, OutLaw has sought to further three goals:

  1. to increase social acceptance of gay students at the Law School,
  2. to educate the Law School community on the legal status of gays and lesbians, and
  3. to provide a supportive atmosphere for gay and lesbian law students.

To these ends, Outlaw has successfully negotiated for the inclusion of sexual orientation in the University's nondiscrimination clause; organized the first national law school conference on sexual orientation and the law; hosted presentations on legal careers for lesbian, gay, and bisexual people by the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund and Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders; sponsored a faculty member's lecture on the constitutionality of antigay discrimination by the government; and participated in the successful lobbying effort to have a domestic-partnership program instituted at the University.

Social events for members have included dinners, brunches, and outings to Chicago's North Side with gays and lesbians studying at other law and business schools in Chicago.

For more information, contact Rebecca Horwitz and Alex Bystryn at outlaw@law.uchicago.edu.

LGBT Faculty


LGBT Administrator(s)

No details provided.

LGBT Course(s)

  • Constitutional Law: Equal Protection
  • Constitutional Law: Freedom of Religion
  • Constitutional Law VI: Constitutional Rights in Comparative Perspective
  • Elements of the Law
  • Emotion, Reason, and the Law
  • Employment Discrimination Law
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Gendered Violence and the Law Clinic
  • Greenberg Seminar: Religion and the State
  • Greenberg Seminar: The Life and Times of the Warren Court (1954–1968)
  • Higher Education and the Law
  • Marriage
  • Parent, Child, and the State
  • Privacy
  • Sexual Orientation and the Law
  • Work and Gender
  • Workshop: Constitutional Law
  • Workshop: Law and Philosophy
  • Workshop: Regulation of Family, Sex, and Gender
  • other Family Law courses

Domestic-Partner or Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

For information, visit Marriage and Partnership.

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May 21, 2014, 13:28 PM

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