Hey all, is anyone looking at schools to *study* LGBT issues, like sexuality and gender law? I've been researching the number of classes, clinics, externships, and journals related to sexuality/gender, but I'd love to hear what other people are coming up with. So far Columbia and NYU are my dreamy dream schools. Other strong ones are Michigan, Georgetown, Cardozo, Temple, and Rutgers-Camden. Deloggio says Georgetown spent ten years in court trying to prevent a gay & les group from forming, but it does seem academically strong in queer issues, so I don't know...Anybody else hunting up a career at Lambda Legal?
I'm interested in public interest work more broadly, but working for Lambda Legal would definitely be cool. I'm just afraid to limit myself now before I've even started law school.
I'll post my list of schools with student-edited journals on gender or women & the law, because it's a key factor in my decision-making, and it might be for others. Usually if it has either women or gender in the title they're addressing LGBT topics too. I know Cardozo's having a special intersex issue this spring! Rad! The *only* school with a sexual orientation-specific journal is Tulane.AmericanBerkelyBuffaloCardozoColumbiaDuke GeorgetownHarvardHastingsIowaMarylandMichiganRutgersTexasUCLAVillanovaW & MWisconsonYaleComments/updates welcome!
Yaaay I'm so happy to get these responses! I've been feeling like the only one! Miss P: Ditto about Ed Stein! I emailed one of the co-chairs of Outlaw at Cardozo, and he said Stein's class was tres popular. What other schools did you look at? My problem with Cardozo is that there is a "feminist jurisprudence" class and a "women and the law" class listed online, but neither of them show up on the class list in their brochure. My source also seemed to know nothing about feminism classes. That leaves me with just the one "sexual orientation, gender & the law" class! Bummer!