Through the admissions process we generally encourage underrepresented individuals to apply to law school by participating in diversity fairs and the like. Additionally, we promote our student organizations to prospective applicants including diversity organizations and OUTLAWS. Further, through the Law School Admission Council we seek out prospective underrepresented applicants as well as those who have identified as LGBTQ+ and encourage them to apply. We also offer resources, such as the ability to speak with current students in order to help applicants gain a better idea of our diversity offerings and our culture during the challenging decision-making process.
As of 2020-2021 application cycle, our application for admission asks the specific question: Do you wish to identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community?
All benefited positions are advertised HERC and Diversejobs.net. In addition all director and above positions are advertised in Higher Edjobs and Educause.
Subject to the NY State Mandate effective 1/1/20, the plan covers Infertility & Reproductive Services, such as Basic Infertility Services, Comprehensive Infertility Services, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Sperm Storage for IVF, Cryopreservation and storage of embryos for IVF and Fertility Preservation Services.
Infertility is defined as:
- The inability to achieve a successful pregnancy following 1 year of unprotected intercourse or therapeutic donor insemination in cases where the female is <35 years of age; or following 6 months of unprotected intercourse or therapeutic donor insemination for females ≥35 years of age. (American Society for Reproductive Medicine)
- The presence of an identified infertility factor should allow for immediate treatment, obviating the need for the waiting period to meet the definition of infertility.
Please refer to the Infertility Diagnosis and Treatment Medical Policy and the Infertility Services Coverage Determination Guideline.
A female couple (or a single female) who is unable to become pregnant via therapeutic donor insemination for a period of 12 months for <35 or for 6 months for 35+ may be eligible for coverage. The time requirement to achieve a pregnancy is the same for same sex female couples and different sex couples.
Please refer to the Gender Dysphoria Treatment Medical Policy. https://www.uhcprovider.com/content/dam/provider/docs/public/policies/comm-medical-drug/gender-dysphoria-treatment.pdf
We have had relevant training.
On most floors of the law school there are specific single-stall facilities that are designated with signage as “all-gender” restrooms. Each of these restrooms are accessible for people with disabilities. We have 18 such restrooms in the building.
Clinic Seminar & Casework: Family Advocacy
Domestic Violence and Sex Crimes
Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights
Gender, Sexuality and the Law
Gender, Violence and the Law
LGBT Rights in Bangladesh
LGBT-International Human Rights
Protection of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Under International Human Rights Law
Race, Sex and Love
Sexual Orientation -International Human Rights
Other Related courses:
Human Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility
Legislative and Policy Advocacy Clinic Seminar & Fieldwork
Professional Responsibility: Lawyers and Justice
Each year, the OUTLAWS Student Organization receives a budget through the SBA budget allocation process and the membership is able to use their funding for travel or events as they see fit. OUTLAWS is also able to seek supplemental funding to support special events and requests to attend regional or national events that may not be covered by their independent budget. Some events that have been sponsored in recent years are attendance at the national Lavender Law conferences and the OUTLAWS@Work Panel and Volunteer Project.
Our current program requires mandatory training for all first year students but has not trickled up to the upper class students. For that population, training is optional though within three years, all students will have received the mandatory training. For faculty, there is optional training and we are in the process of implementing mandatory training for staff and administrators.
Effective this year, we will be implementing a variety of programs geared towards open discussions between students, faculty, staff and administrators on various diversity-related issues. These programs will tackle some of the more challenging issues in this arena and through student-led facilitation, small groups will have the opportunity to discuss these issues in the hopes of creating a better understanding of the concerns that are present in society. Further, we expect to develop a Dean’s council on diversity and to invite diverse students to meet regularly with the dean to discuss issues impacting the law school community.