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The Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School invites applications for sabbatical visitors for the 2017-2018 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 semester or the […]

Press Release: March 23, 2017 From: Columbia Law School, The Public Rights/Private Conscience Project Subject: EEOC Proposed Guidance Shows We Can Protect Religious Freedom & LGBTQ Rights Contact: Liz Boylan, eboyla@law.columbia.edu, 212.854.0167 March 23, 2017: While the President and Congress consider acts to expand religious exemptions at the expense of LGBTQ and other rights, a proposed […]

We have exciting news to share: the Center for Gender & Sexuality has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Arcus Foundation to launch the Engaging Tradition Project to study how the ideas of tradition are deployed both to undermine and support gender and sexuality-based social justice projects! This project will bring together a […]

The CRR-CLS Fellowship is a two-year, post-graduate fellowship that is designed to prepare recent law school graduates for legal aca­demic careers. Fellows are affiliated with the Center and Columbia Law School and participate in the intellectual life of both programs. The Fellow will also have access to law school facilities, including the library and on-line […]

Many people regard marriage rights for same-sex couples as the civil rights issue of this generation. Indeed, you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn’t have strong feelings one way or the other on this issue: Should courts recognize the marriage rights of lesbian and gay couples as a matter of dignity and equality, or […]

The CRR-Columbia Fellowship is a full-time, residential fellowship for up to two full years starting in July 2010. The Fellow will be a member of the community of graduate fellows at the Law School and will be integrated into the legal and policy work of the Center and will have work space at both locations. […]

There has been much made of Sonia Sotomayor’s life, her Puerto Rican background, her modest, if not poor, childhood, her mother, what her Latina-ness means to her, her involvement in civil rights organizations, etc.  It’s both a big part of why Obama picked her to serve on the Supreme Court and will form the basis […]

By: DUNCAN OSBORN Gay City News link here 05/26/2009 Columbia Law students Mollie Kornreich, Abram Seaman, and Keren Zwick have taken up Bruce Wilborn’s case out of their belief he was denied parole in the killing of a gay man because he too is gay. At first blush, Bruce Wilborn is not the ideal client […]

Called On and Called Out


April 21st, 2009

Ebonie Hazle is a 3rd year law student at Columbia, who offers these thoughts on her experience in law school: As is so often the case with endings, during this last semester of law school, I’ve been thinking a lot about how it began. When I first started at Columbia, I was excited about the […]

In 1995 Lani Guinier, Michelle Fine, Jane Balin, Ann Bartow & Deborah Lee Batchel published a study of the gender-based bias and stratification of the law school experience at Penn Law School.  Becoming Gentlemen: Women’s Experience at One Ivy League Law School, 143 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1 (1995).    I often mention this article in […]

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