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.
|Friday, October 21st|
Victor J. Gold, Loyola Law School - Los Angeles
James Gilliam, ACLU of Southern California
Douglas NeJaime, Loyola Law School - Los Angeles
Gary Gates, The Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law
Brietta Clark, Loyola Law School - Los Angeles
Jennifer Rothman, Loyola Law School - Los Angeles