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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 […]

The Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School invites applications for a sabbatical visitor for the 2012-2013 academic year to undertake research, writing and collaboration with Center faculty and students in ways that span traditional academic disciplines. The CGSL welcomes applications from faculty from any field who are interested in spending a […]

The Columbia Journal of Gender and Law is proud to present Issue 21.2 which commemorates the Symposium Honoring Judith Butler’s contributions to gender and sexuality law.  Below is an excerpt from Katherine Franke’s introduction and the contents of the issue.  The issue is currently available online on Westlaw.  To obtain a copy of the issue, […]

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2011! Here are some highlights of a few graduates and the great work they will be doing: Erin Meyer Recipient of the Holthusen-Schindler Endowment Fund, Student attorney for the Columbia Law School Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic, Legal Intern for the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund, Special Projects/Solicitations […]

A new policy in New York City that removes potential roadblocks for transgender individuals who apply for marriage licenses was spurred by the work of three former students at Columbia Law School’s Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic. The new policy will ensure that transgender individuals who apply for marriage licenses will not be required to […]

Larra Morris and Mayte Rivera-Rodriguez, two students in the Gay Marriage seminar, imagine what marriage would be working on, were it in therapy: 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.

Columbia University’s newly formed Task Force on Military Engagement is considering whether the University should reverse it’s 42 year old policy severing an on-campus relationship with ROTC.  (Columbia students who wish to enroll in ROTC can do so through Fordham’s program. and receive full financial and other benefits.) The University Senate, that has responsibility for […]

Katherine Biers and Katherine Franke (but mostly Biers), professors who taught the Gay Marriage seminar last fall, have fun imagining what would happen if Michael Warner and Antonin Scalia met in an alley and had a chat about marriage. [flv width=”480″ height=”380″]http://newvideos.xtranormal.com/web_final_lo/908b594c-024b-11e0-a204-003048d69c21_19.mp4[/flv] —

Just published on GSL Online, the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law’s e-journal, Prosecuting Human Trafficking as a Crime Against Humanity under the Rome Statute, by Jane Kim (JD 2011) Here’s the abstract: Bought and sold, consumed and exploited: human bodies, labor, personhood, and dignity have become the most valuable, reusable, and profitable products in […]

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