Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic


Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic

Columbia Law School's Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic, founded in the fall of 2006, is the first law school clinic anywhere in the U.S. directed by a full-time law school faculty member and dedicated to legal and public policy issues related to gender and sexuality.

The clinic emphasizes multidimensional lawyering, which is the practice of being strategic, smart, and creative in identifying and deploying resources to advocate for social change. The Clinic's projects encompass all forms of advocacy. This includes:

  • Litigation
  • Public policy development
  • Legislative drafting
  • Training
  • Organizing
  • Public education
  • Media outreach

These products and more are all produced by Columbia Law Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic students who spend a semester or more in the clinic's intensive learning and working environment.  While participating in the Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic, students hone lawyering and advocacy skills while working directly on cutting-edge sexuality and gender law issues and providing vital assistance to lawyers and organizations throughout the country and the world that advocate for the equality and safety of women and lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender individuals.


The Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic Website

The Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic at Columbia Law School maintains its own website, at the following link: The Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic


Clinical Education at Columbia Law School

Further information about Clinical Education (Law Clinics that Columbia Law School students may participate in for course credit) can be found at Columbia Law School's Experiential Learning Page: Experiential Learning.