Courses and Curriculum


Courses and Curriculum

The Center for Gender & Sexuality Law and its Faculty and Staff believe that education should be accessible to everyone. As such, we opt to keep syllabi for a number of courses offered that explore issues of gender, sexuality, civil rights, advocacy lawyering, and social justice open to the public. A list of specific courses follow below, with links to pages for each course's syllabus. 

Columbia University is also home to the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality, and the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies; both of these departments offer courses, events, and programs on related issues that may be of interest to you.


Gender Justice - Spring 2019

WMST GU4506: Gender Justice
Professor Katherine Franke
Spring 2019


Gender Justice - Fall 2018

L6506: Gender Justice
Professor Katherine Franke
Fall 2018


Gender Justice - Spring 2018

WMST GU4506: Gender Justice
Professor Katherine Franke
Spring 2018


Gender Justice - Fall 2017

L6506: Gender Justice
Professor Katherine Franke
Fall 2017


Racial Justice Advocacy Workshop - Fall 2017

L8809: Racial Justice Advocacy Workshop
Professor Katherine Franke
Fall 2017


Racial Justice Litigation Workshop - Spring 2017

L8809: Racial Justice Litigation Workshop
Professor Katherine Franke
Spring 2017


Critical Legal Thought

L6173: Critical Legal Thought
Professor Katherine Franke
Spring 2016


Legal Methods II: Social Justice Advocacy

L6130_006: Legal Methods II: Social Justice Advocacy
Professor Katherine Franke
January 2019


Other Courses Taught

Professor Franke has taught a number of other courses at Columbia Law School, including those listed below. 

If you are interested in obtaining syllabi or materials for any of the courses listed, contact Liz Boylan, Associate Director for the Center for Gender & Sexuality Law at eboyla@law.columbia.edu or 212.854.0167.

  • Queer Theory Workshop

  • Legalizing Social Movements

  • Occcuptation: Law, Politics, Morality

  • Seminar in Legal Scholarship

  • Topics in Law and Sexuality: Gay Marriage

  • Feminist Theory Workshop

  • Gay Marriage Seminar

  • Federal Civil Rights Law

  • Feminist Legal Theory


Other Resources

An extensive list of courses at Columbia Law School may be accessed at the link following: Course Search - Columbia Law School

An extensive list of courses at Columbia University may be accessed at the link following: Course Directory - Columbia University