A seminar focusing on the historical and current legal treatment of gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered people in the areas of, inter alia, family, estate, military, employment, and constitutional law; and the interplay between changing societal norms and the development of legislation and the common law.
This class will require the completion of a paper of publishable quality on a contemporary issue involving sexual orientation and the law. The paper must be at least 25 pages in length and no more than 40 pages, exclusive of exhibits or notes. Graded papers represent 65% of studentsí grade on the final draft. Papers will be graded on originality, creativity, quality of legal analysis and support, and overall quality of the writing. You will be required to present your paper to the class in draft form and again in final form. Classmates will be encouraged to challenge and ask questions in order to assist you in fine tuning your paper for the final submission. Writing done for this seminar may satisfy the advanced writing requirement.
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