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LGBT Survey Results: Widener University Commonwealth Law School

Nondiscrimination Policy

LGBT Student Organization(s)

Outlaw is a student organization for LGBT students and allies.

The Law School also has a Safe Space Program with many faculty and staff trained as safe space allies.

LGBT Faculty

Tonya M. Evans
Professor
Phone: 717.541.1938
Email: tmevans@widener.edu

LGBT Administrator(s)

Eric Kniskern
Director of Admissions
Phone: 717.541.3903
Email: emkniskern@widener.edu

LGBT Course(s)

Lesbian and Gay Legal Issues: Advising Same-Sex Couples and LGBT Individuals surveys the laws of US jurisdictions and select foreign nations, concentrating on how an attorney would apply the various laws to fact patterns involving same-sex couples. The primary focus is on creating student awareness of the sometimes subtle issues to be addressed when representing same-sex couples and LGBT individuals. The course is organized to provide a foundational basis of LGBT concerns and address topics in order of occurrence over the timeline of an individual’s life. The course includes issues involving youth, cohabitation/domestic partnership agreements, family planning, second parent adoptions, wills, estate planning, disposition of remains, adoption, guardianship, financial and health care powers of attorney, housing, hate crimes, and selected tax issues. The students’ grades will be based on papers and assignments focused on developing skills for use in practice. (Corequisite: Constitutional Law)

Domestic-Partner or Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

The university offers the ability for domestic partners of faculty and staff to obtain health-care insurance through the university’s health-care carriers.

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May 21, 2014, 13:28 PM

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