LGBTQ Rights Before and After Obergefell
This seminar will examine how the Supreme Court's recent decision in Obergefell v. Hodges has changed the landscape of LGBTQ rights. We will explore the development of Supreme Court doctrine, carefully parse the Obergefell decision itself, and consider how the Obergefell decision will affect the litigation strategies of LGBTQ plaintiffs as they continue to advocate for equality. Each student will write a research paper on an issue involving LGBTQ rights. Students will participate in small groups in which they will read carefully and critique each other’s papers as they develop.
*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.
**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.