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LGBT Survey Results: Boston University School of Law

Nondiscrimination Policy

Boston University prohibits discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. This policy extends to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities, including admissions, financial assistance, educational and athletic programs, housing, employment, compensation, employee benefits, and the providing of, or access to, university services or facilities.

LGBT Student Organization(s)

OutLaw is Boston University School of Law’s student group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and allied students. OutLaw provides leadership and educational opportunities and strives to connect Boston University School of Law to the LGBTQ legal community. OutLaw organizes events with other LGBTQ law student groups in Boston and serves as a safe haven for all students, while encouraging discussion of LGBTQ issues. The organization has an extensive alumni list due to the long history of LGBTQ students at BU Law. For more information, contact:

Office of Student Affairs
Email: studaff@bu.edu

LGBT Faculty

Robert Volk

Director, Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy Program
Associate Professor of Legal Writing

Professor Volk is a member of the Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Bar Association and serves as faculty advisor to OutLaw, the law school’s LGBTQ student group.

LGBT Administrator(s)

No details provided.

LGBT Course(s)

The Law and Sexual Minorities (JD957) seminar will consider the legal treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender citizens. In particular, the seminar will cover evolving family structures, privacy rights, the military, employment discrimination, and the tension between protecting the rights of victims of discrimination and those who discriminate.

Domestic-Partner or Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

Benefits are available for eligible family members, which include “your legally married or same-sex spouse.”

Additional Information

Boston University School of Law seeks to enroll a diverse student body and celebrates each student’s individuality. During the application process, applicants are given the option to identify as LGBTQIA so that current students, faculty, and staff may contact them to provide information and answer questions. At the start of their 1L year, LGBTQIA students are welcomed to the BU Law community at the “Be Yourself Orientation,” which is specifically for LGBTQIA students and students of color.

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May 21, 2014, 13:28 PM

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