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Gender and Sexuality Law 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 & the Law, to Sports, Law & Culture. 

Required Course

  • Constitutional Law


In addition to completing the foundational course, students are required to take 16 credits of coursework from the courses listed below. One course must be a skills course. 

  • Alternative Reproductive Technology
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Domestic Violence
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Family Law
  • Gender & the Law
  • Gender Law in Israel
  • Genetics & the Law
  • International Human Rights Clinic*
  • Law & Social Change
  • Legal Aid Clinic *
  • Sexual Orientation & the Law
  • Williams Moot Court *
  • Title IX: Sex Discrimination in Education
* Denotes a skills course

The Associate Dean may also permit externships, independent studies, and LL.M courses to count toward concentration requirements upon petition of a student in advance.

Concentration Request Form

Please go to course descriptions to view all course descriptions and offerings.

*Note: Some courses will not be offered every Academic Year.