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LAWS 8805 Sexuality & The Law (Fall: 2 )

Course Description

This course focuses on the constitutional and practical aspects of the law of sexuality. It addresses the origins of the right to privacy and traces the development of related principles through modern cases. In addition to the right to privacy, the course will address due process, equal protection, separation of powers, and related constitutional principles in the context of cases involving issues of sexuality and sexual orientation. The course will cover cases involving bodily integrity, same-sex intimacy, gay marriage and family, employment issues, and LGBT identity. Where possible, primary materials such as pleadings and briefs will be used, and practical litigation strategy will be discussed.


Prerequisites: Constitutional Law.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17