Law Schedule of Classes

NOTE: Course offerings change. Classes offered this semester may not be offered in future semesters.

Apart from their assigned mod courses, 1L students may only enroll in courses offered as 1L electives. A complete list of these courses can be found on the 1L Elective Listings page. 1L students must use the 1L class number listed on the course description when enrolling.

286.8 sec. 001 - Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and the Law (Spring 2022)

Instructor: Anne M Tamar-Mattis  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
View all teaching evaluations for this course - degree students only

Units: 2
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


M 6:25 PM - 8:15 PM
Location: Law 134
From January 10, 2022
To April 26, 2022

Course Start: January 10, 2022
Course End: April 26, 2022
Class Number: 32117

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 9
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 30
As of: 07/19 11:58 AM

This course will explore legal doctrines specifically affecting the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people. The law is currently in flux and varies considerably from state to state, with regards to such issues as employment and public accommodation discrimination, relationship recognition, parenting, youth rights and determination of legal gender. We will cover these topics with a particular focus on constitutional doctrines, including equal protection and due process/privacy. Transgender legal issues will be integrated throughout the course. Course readings will include cases, legal theory, news articles, and activist writing, and we will examine current "hot" topics with an eye to understanding how the law developed, what choices activists and attorneys made in shaping legal arguments, and how future developments in the law will affect the lives of real people (LGBTI and otherwise). Constitutional Law is recommended, but not required.

Anne Tamar-Mattis was the founder of interACT, a nonprofit that advocates for the civil and human rights of children born with intersex traits, and has been an activist in LGBTI communities for over 30 years. She is currently the Executive Director of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

Requirements Satisfaction:

This is an Option 1 class; two Option 1 classes fulfill the J.D. writing requirement.

Exam Notes: (P) Final paper  
Course Category: Social Justice and Public Interest

If you are the instructor or their FSU, you may add a file like a syllabus or a first assignment to this page.

No reader.

Required Books are in blue

  • Sexuality, Gender, and the Law
    Eskridge, Hunter and Joslin
    Edition: 4th / 2018
    Publisher: West Academic
    ISBN: 9781634605298
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Price: $250.00
    Price Source: user provided
  • Transgender Rights
    Currah, Juang, and Minter
    Edition: 2006
    Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
    ISBN: 9780816643127
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note:
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 60.00
    Price Source: user provided

Go to Course Search