Today the rights of transgender, nonbinary, intersex, and other sex-/gender-nonconforming people are receiving increasing protection and subject to greater contestation than ever before. Student interest in and even demand for courses on gender identity and the law is mounting, and this is an area of need likely to be met in significant measure by lecturers, adjunct faculty, and other non-full-time instructors. This panel features speakers who have experiencing teach trans*/nonbinary/intersex/GNC rights in a variety of law school and undergraduate courses, both lecture “podium” courses and clinics, a majority full-time practitioners and some full-time academics. The panel will discuss resources available to people interested in teaching such material – including the brand new, first law school textbook on the subject, from which three of the presenters have experience teaching – and present concrete suggestions for pitching and teaching such courses.
Speakers: Carl Charles (Lambda Legal); Alexander Chen (Harvard Law School); David Cruz (University of Southern California Gould School of Law); James Gilliam (Loyola Law School); Sonia Katyal (Berkeley Law); Ilona Turner (Turner ADR)