Course Details


This seminar examines the treatment of gender, sexual orientation and related questions of sexuality and identity in the U.S. legal system. The course emphasizes constitutional jurisprudence and theory with a particular focus on the First Amendment and the equal protection and due process guarantees, and statutory antidiscrimination provisions. Topics covered include marriage rights, student speech, the definition of sex under the equal protection guarantee and statutory antidiscrimination provisions, the rights of students to access sex segregated facilities, public and private workplace concerns, rights of intimate and expressive association, and asserted conflicts between religious liberty and nondiscrimination principles. No prerequisite but a constitutional law course preferred. Students will be asked to select from hypothetical fact patterns based on concepts discussed in class, and to author an appellate brief argument as a paper. Class Materials: Course Packet Students who would like to complete the 2 draft OR 3 draft writing requirement and earn one additional credit hour in this course will be able to self-enroll in the associated LAWWRT 602 or 603 section (cannot enroll in both) during open enrollment January 3, 2017-February 3, 2017. 2 draft class #:30812 3 draft class #:30834

Catalog Number: CONPUB 749

Course History

Spring 2022
Title: Sexuality, Gender, and the Law
Faculty: Ben-Asher, Noa
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 70     Actual: 33