LL.M. Specialization in Law and Sexuality

Specialization Requirements

To be awarded the specialization in Law and Sexuality, students must maintain a B- (2.7) grade average in courses taken for the specialization.

Visit our Course List for detailed descriptions of the courses listed below. Prospective students should bear in mind that, due to curriculum scheduling and faculty availability, not every class listed is taught each year. This is most often true in the case of seminar courses. A sufficient number of courses will be available to enable those students who choose to specialize to satisfy the specialization requirements.

Required Courses:

  • 318. Law and Sexuality
  • Three additional courses, with at least two coming from Group A

Group A (At least two courses are required)

  • 214. Civil Rights
  • 273. International Human Rights Law
  • 329. Women and the Law
  • 553. Seminar: Intersectionalities
  • 584. Seminar: Human Rights and Sexual Politics
  • 592. Seminar: Sexual Orientation Workshop
  • 655. Seminar: Feminist Legal Theory
  • M675. Seminar: LGBT Law and Public Policy Research

Group B (Sum of courses from Groups A and B must equal at least three)

  • 148. Constitutional Law I
  • 232. Privacy and the Law
  • 263. Employment Discrimination
  • 266. Critical Race Theory
  • 270. Public International Law
  • 278. Comparative Law
  • 282. Education and the Law
  • 317. Family Law
  • 326. Health Law and Policy
  • 331. Immigration Law
  • 373. Fundamental Rights in Europe
  • 376. Law and Dissent
  • 408. Civil Rights Litigation
  • 422. Feminist Legal Theory -- Public Violence and Private Violence
  • 500. Seminar: Constitutional Theory
  • 523. Seminar: Health and Human Rights Colloquium
  • 532. Seminar: Youth and Justice
  • 533. Seminar: Theories of Antidiscrimination Law
  • 541. Seminar: Problem Solving in the Public Interest
  • 542. Seminar: Comparative Sexual Orientation Law
  • 549. Seminar: Islamic Jurisprudence
  • 586. Seminar: Special Topics in CRS -- Race, Gender, and Mass Incarceration
  • 612. Seminar: Medical Ethics, Reproduction, and the Law
  • 616. Seminar: Theories of International Law
  • 639. Seminar: Political Asylum and Refugee Law
  • 653. Seminar: Advanced Critical Race Theory
  • 672. Seminar: HIV/AIDS Law and Public Policy
  • 706. Clinical: Public Policy Advocacy
  • 708. Clinical: Civil Rights Litigation

Writing Requirement

Students must complete a writing requirement of at least 15,000 words on a topic related to Law and Sexuality. Students may use an assignment from any of the courses listed above to fulfill the writing requirement, or undertake a minimum of two independent writing units.