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LGBT Survey Results: Western New England University School of Law

Nondiscrimination Policy

Western New England University School of Law was one of the first law schools nationwide to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in its nondiscrimination policy:

Western New England University is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies:

Executive Director of Human Resources
Western New England University
1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119-2684

Inquiries concerning the application of nondiscrimination policies may also be referred to:

Regional Director
Office of Civil Rights
US Department of Education
J.W. McCormack POCH
Room 222
Boston, MA 02109-4557

LGBT Student Organization(s)

For information about OUTlaw, contact:

Michael Johnson
Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Planning
Email: mjohnson@law.wne.edu

LGBT Faculty

Erin Buzuvis
Associate Professor of Law
Email: ebuzuvis@law.wne.edu

Taylor Flynn
Professor of Law
Email: tflynn@law.wne.edu

Anne Goldstein
Professor of Law
Email: agoldstein@law.wne.edu

Jennifer Levi
Professor of Law
Email: jlevi@law.wne.edu

LGBT Administrator(s)

Michael Johnson
Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Planning
Email: mjohnson@law.wne.edu

LGBT Course(s)

  • Assisted Reproductive Technologies
  • Civil Rights
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Domestic Violence
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Family Law
  • Gender and Criminal Law
  • Gender and the Law
  • Genetics and the Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Law and Social Change
  • Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and the Law
  • Title IX: Sex Discrimination and Education

Please Note

Some courses will not be offered every academic year.

Center for Gender and Sexuality Studies

The center serves as a focal point for work in a broad number of areas relating to gender and sexuality, ranging from civil rights issues affecting women and sexual minorities to feminist and queer theory. The center works to engage with the legal community, with the university, and with members of the School of Law on core issues of gender and sexuality across a broad spectrum of law, including criminal law, immigration, employment, family law, health law, discrimination, prisoners' rights, legislation, leadership and business, and international and comparative law.

The Gender and Sexuality Studies Concentration

Legal issues relating to gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity are at the forefront of many areas of law, including civil rights, family law, and employment discrimination. In this concentration, students complete studies focusing on individual rights and social justice movements as well as problems of theory. Course offerings in the concentration range widely—from Domestic Violence; to Gender Identity and the Law; to Sports, Law, and Culture. To complete the concentration, students are required to take 18 credits, choosing from one of two core courses and numerous electives, which must include a writing project and a practical skills component.

Domestic-Partner or Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

The employee health insurance for faculty and staff covers domestic partners.

Additional Information

Western New England University School of Law attracts students who are passionate and driven by a desire to right social injustice and fight for equality for all. Students will find avenues to pursue their interests in a welcoming and supportive environment.

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May 21, 2014, 13:28 PM

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