Gender Identity and the Law |

This course will explore the ways in which the law intersects with gender identity, examining this evolving area of law in the context of a changing judicial and political landscape. Emphasizing the legal tools and decision-making processes involved in doing pathbreaking civil rights work, students will gain an insight into the strategic and ethical tradeoffs involved in using the legal and political system to enact societal change. The course will provide an overview of the historical development of transgender rights through the lens of intersecting identities of race and disability, of the constitutional and statutory protections based on gender identity; access to sex-segregated spaces and activities; access to health care and reproductive technologies; non-binary and intersex identities; and unique considerations in military, family, and prison litigation. This class will be taught Carl Charles who serves as Staff Attorney at Lambda Legal. Prof. Charles is joining Denver Law as part of the Spring 2021 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Practitioner Teaching Initiative.

Prerequisites: N/A
Credit Hours: 3
ULW: This course does not satisfy the Upper Level Writing requirement (ULW)

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