In keeping with its long-standing traditions and policies, the University of Chicago considers students, employees, applicants for admission or employment, and those seeking access to university programs on the basis of individual merit. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law (including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972). For additional information, view the Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct.
LGBT Student Organization(s)
Since its founding in 1984, OutLaw has sought to further three goals:
- to increase social
acceptance of gay students at the Law School,
- to educate the Law School community on the
legal status of gays and lesbians, and
- to provide a supportive atmosphere for gay and lesbian
To these ends, Outlaw has successfully negotiated for the
inclusion of sexual orientation in the University's nondiscrimination clause; organized the
first national law school conference on sexual orientation and the law; hosted presentations
on legal careers for lesbian, gay, and bisexual people by the Lambda Legal Defense and
Education Fund and Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders; sponsored a faculty
member's lecture on the constitutionality of antigay discrimination by the government; and
participated in the successful lobbying effort to have a domestic-partnership program
instituted at the University.
Social events for members have included dinners, brunches, and
outings to Chicago's North Side with gays and lesbians studying at other law and business
schools in Chicago.
For more information, contact
Rebecca Horwitz and Alex Bystryn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No details provided.
- Constitutional Law: Equal Protection
- Constitutional Law: Freedom of Religion
- Constitutional Law VI: Constitutional Rights in Comparative Perspective
- Elements of the Law
- Emotion, Reason, and the Law
- Employment Discrimination Law
- Feminist Philosophy
- Gendered Violence and the Law Clinic
- Greenberg Seminar: Religion and the State
- Greenberg Seminar: The Life and Times of the Warren Court (1954–1968)
- Higher Education and the Law
- Parent, Child, and the State
- Sexual Orientation and the Law
- Work and Gender
- Workshop: Constitutional Law
- Workshop: Law and Philosophy
- Workshop: Regulation of Family, Sex, and Gender
- other Family Law courses
Domestic-Partner or Same-Sex Marriage Benefits
For information, visit Marriage and Partnership.