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Law and Sexuality (Wolff)

Spring 2023   LAW 929-001  

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Tobias Barrington Wolff

Jefferson B. Fordham Professor of Law; Deputy Dean, Alumni Engagement and Inclusion

Additional Information
Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement

With Permission of Instructor


Class meets in person.

Meeting Times/Location
M 4:30PM - 6:30PM
Tanenbaum Hall 320



This seminar examines the regulation of sex, sexuality and gender with a particular focus on current challenges faced by the LGBT community. Specific topics will include employment discrimination, military service, family law, marriage and relationship rights, commercial sex work and trafficking, race and ethnicity in the regulation of sexual identity, discrimination in schools and equal access to education, and social movements as vehicles of change. The class will combine theoretical, doctrinal and historical approaches to the material and will feature a number of guest speakers from practice and government. Students will write a supervised term paper. Attendance at the first class is required to remain in, or be considered for, enrollment in the course.