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12 Ways to take action in the wake of the tragedy in Orlando Sunday morning’s hate crime against the LGBTQ Latinx community has left many people, especially folks in the Queer community, feeling a range of intense emotions.  We at the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law believe that feeling those emotions is important, and […]

We are pleased to announce that we are seeking an Associate Director to work with the Public Rights/Private Conscience Project at Columbia Law School. The job description is as follows below, and may be accessed via Idealist: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/xjk6T6cT55Cp/ Job Description Columbia Law School seeks an Associate Director to serve as part of the project’s onsite team […]

                                June 1, 2016 – The Public Rights/Private Conscience Project (PRPCP) at Columbia Law School is delighted to announce that Elizabeth Reiner Platt has been appointed as the Project’s Director, effective today. Liz Platt joined the PRPCP last November as Associate Director, […]

Assessing the legacy of a towering figure such as Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia turns out to be a bit of a landmine. For some, he stood among the Court’s most brilliant, scholarly and thoughtful justices. While for others, he distinguished himself as a bombastic, small-minded, intolerant bully who disgraced the Court with a […]

Research Analyst Position (full-time/part-time) Contract – Temporary The Racial Justice Program, part of Columbia Law School’s Public Rights/Private Conscience Project, produces original research on the impact of religious exemptions on communities of color and leverages that research into policy and advocacy interventions. Columbia Law School’s Public Rights/Private Conscience Project is a unique law and policy […]

In honor of #TransgenderAwarenessWeek, each day this week we will be posting a blog about a group of persons in the transgender community to highlight the diversity of transgender individuals’ experiences, and to honor transgender individuals who are advocating for changes in law and policy that will support the transgender and other marginalized communities in […]

Today’s marriage equality decision from the U.S. Supreme Court is powerful, transformative, and deeply gratifying.  Lesbian and gay couples are entitled to get married, if they choose, and to have their marriages recognized. We have reached this point, as we often do in the American civil rights tradition, thanks first to individuals who took great […]

By striking down state laws that shut same-sex couples out of marriage, the U.S. Supreme Court has put an end to a long and painful chapter in our country’s history and, at the same time, created an opening for a new wave of civil rights, safety, and justice advocacy. For so many years, with heightened […]

Supreme Court watchers have their money on same-sex couples winning a right to marry when the court rules in Obergefell v. Hodges. But the harder question is: How will the court get there? What constitutional right, exactly, is violated when same-sex couples are denied the opportunity to marry? The answer to this question matters, especially […]

Originally published in the Columbia Journalism Review on April 6th, 2015. By Suzanne Goldberg In this time of media self-reflection about coverage of sexual assaults, it is worth remembering the consensus amidst the controversy over the Rolling Stone campus rape piece. Three points, in particular, come to mind in the wake of discussion. First, no […]

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