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More than 50 legal scholars today strongly urged President Obama to resist calls for an overly broad religious exemption in a proposed executive order prohibiting sexual orientation and/or gender identity discrimination by federal contractors. The effort is being spearheaded by Columbia Law School’s Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, as part of its recently launched […]

Amicus Brief Filed in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Argues Exclusion of Lesbian and Gay Couples From Marriage Violates U.S. Constitution’s Equality and Due Process Guarantees Media Contact: Public Affairs, 212-854-2650 or publicaffairs@law.columbia.edu Brief can be viewed here. Full Press Release can be viewed here. New York, October 25, 2013—The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals should […]

            Because the news media is awash in legal analysis of the Defense of Marriage Act oral arguments earlier today, this blog post, like yesterday’s, offers a more personal view of the day at the Supreme Court.  For a more in-depth take on the arguments, please see my post, “DOMA’s Defenses Self-Destruct”. March 28, 2013 […]

Since the news media is saturated with analysis of the Court’s arguments in today’s Proposition 8 case, this blog post offers a more personal view of the proceedings: I dashed down from my hotel room at 6:10 a.m. to catch a predawn ride with colleagues over to the Supreme Court.  Even at that hour, First […]

In case you haven’t heard, last Thursday night Judith Butler and Omar Barghouti spoke at Brooklyn College about the notion of using boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) to protest the state of Israel’s policies toward Palestine and Palestinians. Ordinarily these kinds of talks (Barghouti speaks on college campuses all the time) generate, at most, a […]

Lots to choose from this year at Columbia! Fall 2012 Franke, Gender Justice Franke, Queer Theory Workshop Goldberg, Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic Sanger, Abortion Law in Context Crenshaw, Intersectionalities: Theorizing Multiple Discrimination, Identity and Power Crenshaw, Race and Gender-Conscious Remedies Sturm, Diversity and Innovation: Transforming Institutions and Systems Emens, Employment Discrimination Law Kessler, Domestic […]

This week the National LGBT Bar Association announced it’s annual list of best LGBT lawyers under 40.  We’re proud to claim three of the forty as “ours” from Columbia: Virginia Tent graduated from Columbia Law School in 2003 (in a dual degree program with Johns Hopkins SAIS).  She is a litigation associate in the New […]

All of us at Columbia Law School and the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law congratulate Devi Rao (class of 2010) for gaining a clerkship with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for the 2013 term! While at Columbia Devi served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Columbia Law Review, worked with the Columbia Law Women’s Association, the […]

VLOG: Update from Ramallah


March 12th, 2012

Check out Katherine Franke’s VLOG, discussing what a gender-rights lawyer in Palestine would work on if asked: If you can see this, then you might need a Flash Player upgrade or you need to install Flash Player if it’s missing. Get Flash Player from Adobe.

Professor Katherine Franke is working for two weeks in Ramallah with women lawyers as part of a project to help build the Palestinian Bar Association’s Women’s Committee.  Here is her International Women’s Day greeting from downtown Ramallah: If you can see this, then you might need a Flash Player upgrade or you need to install […]

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