The Center for Gender & Sexuality Law's mission is to formulate new approaches to complex issues facing gender and sexual justice movements. Founded by Professor Katherine Franke with co-director Suzanne Goldberg, The Center for Gender and Sexuality Law has established Columbia Law School as the preeminent law school for the study of and specialization in the law of gender and sexuality. The Center is the base for many research projects and initiatives focused on issues of gender, sexuality, reproductive rights, bodily autonomy, and gender identity and expression in law, policy, and professional practice.

A core focus of the Center's work is to provide students with opportunities to supplement their curricular learning through lectures, panel discussions, conferences, and guest speaker series on a multitude of contemporary issues regarding Gender and Sexuality Law, including civil rights, bodily autonomy and reproductive justice, the rights of transgender, nonbinary and gender non-conforming persons, the rights and experiences of intersex persons, and gender norms in public space.

The Center for Gender & Sexuality Law is committed, too, to supporting the Columbia Law School alumni community. All of our events are free and open to the public, and we offer several CLE programs each year to Columbia Law School alums and the New York City legal community.

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About Abortion: The Complications of the Category, Carol Sanger

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A Conversation with Edie Windsor, Edie Windsor, Suzanne B. Goldberg, Madeline M. Gomez, and Andrew Chesley

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Activating Systemic Change Toward Full Participation: The Pivotal Role of Boundary Spanning Institutional Intermediaries, Susan Sturm

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Adding Value to Families: The Potential of Model Family Courts, Jane M. Spinak

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Admin, Elizabeth F. Emens

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Adolescence and the Regulation of Youth Crime, Elizabeth S. Scott

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Aggravating Youth: Roper v Simmons and Age Discrimination, Elizabeth F. Emens

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A Historical Guide to the Future of Marriage for Same-Sex Couples, Suzanne B. Goldberg

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Amicus Curiae Brief of NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund and Equal Rights Advocates in Support of Plaintiff-Appellant and in Support of Reversal, Katherine M. Franke

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Changing Name Changing: Framing Rules and the Future of Marital Names, Elizabeth F. Emens

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Children's Preference in Adjudicated Custody Decisions, Elizabeth S. Scott, N. Dickon Reppucci, and Mark Aber

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Compulsory Sexuality, Elizabeth F. Emens

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Constitutional Tipping Points: Civil Rights, Social Change, and Fact-Based Adjudication, Suzanne B. Goldberg

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Cunning Stunts: From Hegemony to Desire a Review of Madonna's Sex, Katherine M. Franke

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Dating the State: The Moral Hazards of Winning Gay Rights, Katherine M. Franke

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Decisional Dignity: Teenage Abortion, Bypass Hearings, and the Misuse of Law, Carol Sanger

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Developmental Incompetence, Due Process, and Juvenile Justice Policy, Elizabeth S. Scott and Thomas Grisso

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Divorce, Children's Welfare, and the Culture Wars, Elizabeth S. Scott

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Eve Sedgwick, Civil Rights, and Perversion, Katherine M. Franke

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Facing the Challenge: A Lawyer's Response to Anti-Gay Initiatives, Suzanne B. Goldberg

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Family Law Cases as Law Reform Litigation: Unrecognized Parents and the Story of Alison D. v. Virginia M., Suzanne B. Goldberg

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Family Law Scholarship Goes to Court: Functional Parenthood and the Case of Debra H. v. Janice R., Suzanne B. Goldberg, Harriet Antczak, and Mark Musico

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From Contract to Status: Collaboration and the Evolution of Novel Family Relationships, Elizabeth S. Scott and Robert E. Scott

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Gay Rights Through the Looking Glass: Politics, Morality, and the Trial of Colorado's Amendment 2, Suzanne B. Goldberg

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Gender Politics and Child Custody: The Puzzling Persistence of the Best-Interest Standard Child Custody Decisionmaking, Elizabeth S. Scott and Robert E. Emery

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Intimate Discrimination: The State's Role in the Accidents of Sex and Love, Elizabeth F. Emens

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Judgment and Reasoning in Adolescent Decisionmaking, Elizabeth S. Scott

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Juvenile Sentencing Reform in a Constitutional Framework, Elizabeth S. Scott, Thomas Grisso, Marsha Levick, and Laurence Steinberg

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Lawrence & The Road from Liberation to Equality, Suzanne B. Goldberg

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Learning from Conflict: Reflections on Teaching About Race and Gender, Susan Sturm and Lani Guinier

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Longing for Loving, Katherine M. Franke

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Lucas Rosa v. Park West Bank and Trust Company, Katherine M. Franke

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Marriage as Monopoly: History, Tradition, Incrementalism, and the Marriage/Civil Union Distinction, Suzanne B. Goldberg

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Marriage as Relational Contract, Elizabeth S. Scott and Robert E. Scott

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Minor Changes: Emancipating Children in Modern Times, Carol Sanger and Eleanor Willemsen

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Monogamy's Law: Compulsory Monogamy and Polyamorous Existence, Elizabeth F. Emens

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Morals-Based Justifications for Lawmaking: Before and After Lawrence v. Texas, Suzanne B. Goldberg

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Multidimensional Advocacy as Applied: Marriage Equality and Reproductive Rights, Suzanne B. Goldberg

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On Discipline and Canon, Katherine M. Franke

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On Making Anti-Essentialist and Social Constructionist Arguments in Courts, Suzanne B. Goldberg

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Open Service and Our Allies: A Report on the Inclusion of Openly Gay and Lesbian Servicemembers in U. S. Allies' Armed Forces, Suzanne B. Goldberg

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Parents as Fiduciaries, Elizabeth S. Scott and Robert E. Scott

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Pluralism, Paternal Preference, and Child Custody, Elizabeth S. Scott

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Putting Sex to Work, Katherine M. Franke

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Rational Decisionmaking about Marriage and Divorce, Elizabeth S. Scott

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Reflections on a Case (of Motherhood), Jane M. Spinak

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Regulation of Electroconvulsive Therapy, Carol Sanger

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Rethinking Joint Custody, Elizabeth S. Scott and Andre Derdeyn

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Seeing and Believing: Mandatory Ultrasound and the Path to a Protected Choice, Carol Sanger

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Separating from Children, Carol Sanger

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Social Welfare and Fairness in Juvenile Crime Regulation, Elizabeth S. Scott and Laurence Steinberg

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Sterilization of Mentally Retarded Persons: Reproductive Rights and Family Privacy, Elizabeth S. Scott

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Sticky Intuitions and the Future of Sexual Orientation Discrimination, Suzanne B. Goldberg

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Surrogacy and the Politics of Commodification, Elizabeth S. Scott

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Taking a Break from Acrimony: The Feminist Method of Ann Scales, Katherine M. Franke

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The Architecture of Inclusion: Advancing Workplace Equity in Higher Education, Susan Sturm

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The Architecture of Inclusion: Interdisciplinary Insights on Pursuing Institutional Citizenship, Susan Sturm

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The Reasonable Women and the Ordinary Man, Carol Sanger

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The Sympathetic Discriminator: Mental Illness, Hedonic Costs, and the ADA, Elizabeth F. Emens

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Thinking about Feminism, Social Justice, and the Place of Feminist Law Journals: A Letter to the Editor, Suzanne B. Goldberg

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Violence Against Lesbians and Gay Men, Suzanne B. Goldberg and Bea Hanson

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What Does a White Woman Look Like? Racing and Erasing in Law, Katherine M. Franke

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What's Wrong with Sexual Harassment, Katherine M. Franke

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Where Will Women Lawyers Be in 25 Years?, Frances E. Bivens, Joan Guggenheimer, Nancy Northrup, Susan Sturm, and Judith Reinhardt Thoyer

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Women in the AIDS Epidemic: A Portrait of Unmet Needs, Arlene Zarembka and Katherine M. Franke

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Young Adulthood as a Transitional Legal Category: Science, Social Change, and Justice Policy, Elizabeth S. Scott, Richard J. Bonnie, and Laurence Steinberg

Book Reviews

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Curriculum Vitae (Feminae): Biography and Early American Women Lawyers, Carol Sanger

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He's Gotta Have It, Carol Sanger

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Homosexuals, Torts, and Dangerous Things, Katherine M. Franke

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Seasoned to the Use, Carol Sanger

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The Erotic of Torts, Carol Sanger

Essays

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(Baby) M Is for the Many Things: Why I Start with Baby M, Carol Sanger

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Blaming Youth, Elizabeth S. Scott and Laurence Steinberg

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"Children are Different": Constitutional Values and Justice Policy, Elizabeth S. Scott

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Developing Markets in Baby-Making: In the Matter of Baby M, Carol Sanger

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Gendered Subjects of Transitional Justice, Katherine M. Franke

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Regulatory Fictions: On Marriage and Countermarriage, Elizabeth F. Emens

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Risky Arguments in Social-Justice Litigation: The Case of Sex Discrimination and Marriage Equality, Suzanne B. Goldberg

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Social Norms and the Legal Regulation of Marriage, Elizabeth S. Scott

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"The Birth of Death": Stillborn Birth Certificates and the Problem for Law, Carol Sanger

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The Evolution of Adolescence: A Developmental Perspective on Juvenile Justice Reform, Elizabeth S. Scott and Thomas Grisso

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Theorizing Yes: An Essay on Feminism, Law, and Desire, Katherine M. Franke

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The Politics of Same-Sex Marriage Politics, Katherine M. Franke

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The Role and Reality of Emotions in Law, Carol Sanger

Responses/Comments

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Closets, Standards, Abortion: A Reply to Professor Pozen, Carol Sanger

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Gender Sex Agency and Discrimination: A Reply to Professor Abrams, Katherine M. Franke

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Taking Care, Katherine M. Franke

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The Domesticated Liberty of Lawrence v. Texas, Katherine M. Franke

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The Uses of History in Struggles for Racial Justice: Colonizing the Past and Managing Memory, Katherine M. Franke

Working Papers

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Admin, Elizabeth F. Emens

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Adolescence and the Regulation of Youth Crime, Elizabeth S. Scott

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Aggravating Youth: Roper v. Simmons and Age Discrimination, Elizabeth F. Emens

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A Historical Guide to the Future of Marriage for Same-Sex Couples, Suzanne B. Goldberg

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Amicus Brief to U.S. Supreme Court in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Human Rights Commission, Katherine M. Franke and Elizabeth Reiner Platt

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Article III Double-Dipping: Proposition 8's Proponents, BLAG, and the Government's Interest, Suzanne B. Goldberg

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(Baby) M is for the Many Things: Why I Start with Baby M, Carol Sanger

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Berne Without Borders: Geographic Indiscretion and Digital Communications, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Blaming Youth, Elizabeth S. Scott

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Brief of Amici Curiae Professors Nan D. Hunter, et al., Addressing the Merits in Support of Respondents, Nan D. Hunter and Suzanne B. Goldberg

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Changing Name Changing: Framing Rules and the Future of Marital Names, Elizabeth F. Emens