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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is back in New York for the annual fall gathering of heads of state at the U.N. General Assembly meeting.  As expected, his remarks to the body on Wednesday provoked outrage, walkouts, and general condemnation by various states and the media.  If all you did was read the press reports about […]

Columbia Law School’s Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic can boast another victory – this time on behalf of a gay parolee in Massachusetts.  The Massachusetts Parole Board agreed last week to give Bruce Wilborn, an openly gay inmate, a new parole hearing to settle the sexual orientation discrimination charges he brought against the board more […]

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 […]

Grace Tabib is a third year student at Columbia Law School and offers these thoughts on the regulation of pornography – K. Franke As in other areas of gender study, Catharine MacKinnon’s extreme view once again forecloses the possibility of women controlling their own sexual impulses. When MacKinnon argues that all pornography is abusive to […]

This week, Amy Adler presented her paper entitled “Medusa: A Glimpse of the Woman in First Amendment Law,” at the Gender and Sexuality Law Program Spring Colloquium.  The following is a summary and reaction to the presentation.  (The painting below is entitled Nude Dancing by Anthony Armstrong) Imagine you’re a shrink.  After deciding the Barnes v. […]

On Friday, February 13th we held a symposium honoring the important work of Martha Nussbaum to the scholarship of Gender, Sexuality and the Law. The Symposium was a tremendous success, and the proceedings will be published in a special issue of the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law. Videos of each of the panels and […]



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