On Friday, October 21, 2011, the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, hosted the LGBT Identity and the Law symposium. For decades, issues of sexuality and gender remained outside the boundaries of what was considered important legal scholarship. Today, few voices would contest that sexuality and gender law is intellectually both mature and sophisticated. Moreover, the themes and tensions that have emerged about and within the field increasingly dominate broad swaths of public law.

The purpose of the symposium was to contribute to sexual orientation and gender identity legal scholarship and to begin conversations that would impact the development of law in this area. The day-long symposium brought together leading scholars in this area of the law, as well as constitutional law more broadly, to reflect on how sexuality and gender identity has changed over the last decade, and more importantly how the field itself is likely to change in the future.

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Program
2011
Friday, October 21st
8:50 AM

Welcome

Victor J. Gold, Loyola Law School - Los Angeles

8:50 AM

9:00 AM

Panel 1 – Antidiscrimination

James Gilliam, ACLU of Southern California
Jennifer Pizer, The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law
Cliff Rosky, University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law
Holning Lau, University of North Carolina School of Law
Cary Franklin, University of Texas at Austin School of Law

9:00 AM

10:45 AM

Panel 2 – Constitutional Culture

Douglas NeJaime, Loyola Law School - Los Angeles
Julie Nice, University of San Francisco School of Law
Jon Davidson, Lambda Legal
Dale Carpenter, University of Minnesota School of Law

10:45 AM

12:15 PM

Keynote Speaker

Gary Gates, The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law

12:15 PM

1:45 PM

Panel 3 – Healthcare

Brietta Clark, Loyola Law School - Los Angeles
Julie Greenberg, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Brad Sears, The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law
Katie Pratt, Loyola Law School - Los Angeles
Ilan Meyer, Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law

1:45 PM

3:30 PM

Panel 4 – LGBT Families

Jennifer Rothman, Loyola Law School - Los Angeles
Melissa Murray, Berkeley Law
Nancy Polikoff, American University Washington College of Law
Courtney Joslin, UC Davis School of Law

3:30 PM