S. Sexuality and Gender Law Practicum

Course Information

Course Number
Curriculum Level
Areas of Study
Constitutional Law, Gender and Sexuality Legal Studies, Lawyering, Racial, Economic, and Social Justice
Additional Attributes
Experiential Credit

Section 001 Information


Section Description

The Practicum on Sexuality and Gender Law offers students a first-hand opportunity to dedicate a semester to legal and public policy issues related to gender and sexuality law. Legal issues concerning family, gender, and sexuality are among the key and complex concerns of our time and often involve issues most personal to us. With so much at stake, this course empowers students with a cutting-edge opportunity to step into the shoes of lawyers advocating on sexuality and gender law issues with leading organizations doing this work. This course combines a weekly two-hour seminar and project work. The seminar component focuses on the Practicum’s cornerstones of collaboration, communication, and a multidimensional approach to advocacy--- a practice of being smart, strategic, and creative in identifying and deploying resources to advocate for social change. The seminar sessions will address your lawyering and advocacy skills by learning about the work of law reform the challenges, opportunities, strategies, and creative thinking involved in developing strong legal skills as a movement attorney in this area. The Project work component will build upon the seminar sessions so students can gain insight into movement lawyering in sexuality and gender law. Student work intensively throughout the semester at leading organizations focused on litigation, legislative advocacy, public policy analysis, and public education. 

School Year & Semester
Spring 2023
JGH 501
Class meets on
  • Wednesday
4:20 pm - 6:10 pm
Method of Evaluation
J.D Writing Credit?
Minor (upon consultation)
Major (only upon consultation)

Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
At least one course in gender and sexuality legal studies or racial, economic, and social justice is recommended, but not necessary.
Instructor Co-Requisites
Recommended Courses
Other Limitations
Admission to the course requires instructor persmission. Not open to 1Ls.

Other Sections of S. Sexuality and Gender Law Practicum

Section 002

School Year & Semester

Spring 2023



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