This listing is for past 2007-08 events. Please see the Events menu for Upcoming Events.
July 23-25, 2008

MCLE Program: International Perspectives on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Co-sponsored by the Williams Institute, Whittier Law School and Hofstra Law School, this three-day program will offer attorneys the opportunity to earn up to 17 units of MCLE credit (including elimination of bias (CA only), ethics in the profession and substance abuse credits) while studying International LGBT legal issues in historic Amsterdam.  The program will be led by leading experts in LGBT legal issues from the United States and Europe. Participants will also have the chance to interact with over twenty-five law students and lawyers from around the world attending a month-long summer program co-sponsored by Whittier Law School and the Williams Institute. Credits will be approved in advance for California and New York and will include one unit of elimination of bias, three units of ethics, and one unit of substance abuse credit.

June 22, 2008

Please join us for a cocktail party at the home of Norm Blachford and Peter Cooper to introduce the Williams Institute to the San Diego, California community.

June 18, 2008
Zocalo: Gay L.A. vs. Gay San Francisco
Hollywood, California
Gary J. Gates, Williams Institute Senior Research Fellow, participates on a panel as part of the Zocalo Public Lecture Series at the Arclight Theaters in Hollywood.
Click here to watch.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Is Gay the New Straight?
Gary J. Gates, Senior Policy Fellow, The Williams Institute
Works-in-Progress Series
UCLA School of Law, Room 2448

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Regulating the Sexuality of Minors
Douglas NeJaime, Law Teaching Fellow, The Williams Institute
Works-in-Progress Series
UCLA School of Law, Room 2448

Antidiscrimination Law as Disruption: The Emergence of a New Paradigm for Understanding and Addressing Discrimination
Vicki Schultz, Ford Foundation Professor, Yale Law School
Works-in-Progress Series, Faculty Colloquium Presentation
UCLA School of Law, Library Tower, 4th Floor

Friday, April 11, 2008

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Black “Tops” and Asian “Bottoms”: The Impact of Race and Gender on Coupling in Queer Communities (Click here to download a draft of the paper – PDF)
Russell Robinson, Professor, UCLA School of Law
Works-in-Progress Series
UCLA School of Law, Room 2448

Wednesday, April 2, 2008
When Family Fails
Adam Romero, Public Policy Fellow, The Williams Institute
Works-in-Progress Series
UCLA School of Law, Room 2448

Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Acting White: What’s Sexual Orientation Got to Do With it?
Devon Carbado, Professor, UCLA School of Law
Works-in-Progress Series
UCLA School of Law, Room 2448

Monday, March 10, 2008

The Center for Information as Evidence presents Dean Spade
“Documenting Gender”
12-1:30 pm
UCLA’s Moore Hall, Room 3027

Taking as its starting point the incoherent matrix of hundreds of conflicting gender (re)classification rules operating across the US in departments of motor vehicles, public benefits systems, prisons, shelters, group homes, federal, state, and local data collection contexts, this paper asks what a transgender politics of War on Terror surveillance practices, and government data collection and administration of identity generally, might demand.  Such a project entails a recognition of the interwoven politics of mass imprisonment, national standardization and consolidation of identity documentation and data, the cri criminalization of poverty, and the neoliberal cooptation of social movements.

Race, Sexuality & the Law: Abercrombie, Imus and Beyond
Second Annual CRS Symposium and Reunion
UCLA School of Law
Moderated by faculty members of CRS Program at UCLA, “Race, Sexuality & the Law: Abercromie, Imus and Beyond” will feature interdisciplinary academic panels exploring the role of law, culture, media and communities in shaping representations of race, gender and sexual orientation. Sponsored in conjunction with the Williams Institute, the Symposium will foreground current events and questions.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Friday, February 22, 2008

Seventh Annual Update on Sexual Orientation Law and Policy
CA CLE Credit Available
UCLA School of Law

The Williams Institute’s Seventh Annual Update will feature panels and presentations exploring recent developments in sexual orientation law and policy. Panelists include Professor Stuart Biegel, UCLA School of Law; Professor Grace Blumberg, UCLA School of Law; Toni Broaddus, President & Executive Director of the Equality Federation & the Equality Federation Institute; Professor Chai Feldblum, Director of the Federal Legislation Clinic at Georgetown University Law Center; Matt Foreman, Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; Professor Cheryl Harris, UCLA School of Law; Fred Hertz, Attorney;  Professor Nan Hunter, Brooklyn Law School; Kate Kendell, Executive Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights; Professor Mignon Moore, Sociology Department, UCLA; Professor Nancy Polikoff, American University Washington College of Law;  Lee Swislow, Executive Director of GLAD; Kenji Yoshino, Guido Calabresi Professor, Yale Law School; and Deborah Wald, Founder of The Wald Law Group.

The full-day conference concluded with the final round of the 4th Williams Institute Moot Court Competition, with Arizona State Supreme Court Vice Chief Justice Rebecca White Berch, Mississippi State Supreme Court Justice James Graves, and former Colorado Supreme Court Justice Jean Dubofsky presiding. The team from University of California – Davis Law School was awarded a $1000 check from Wells Fargo for winning the competition.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

VIP Dinner
Guests gathered at the home of Williams Institute founder Chuck Williams to honor philanthropists Norm Blachford and Peter Cooper, Mike Gleason and Dave Kettel, Jim Hooker, and Chuck Williams for their recent gifts to the Institute.

Thursday and Friday, February 21-22, 2008

A Primer on Empirical Research on Sexual Orientation
This training is by application only.
UCLA School of Law

Presented by the Williams Institute’s M.V. Lee Badgett and Gary J. Gates, this training is directed at graduate students who are or will be conducting empirical research on sexual orientation. The workshop will provide participants with the skills to identify the principal ways in which sexual orientation is identified on surveys; critically examine data that includes identification of sexual orientation; consider strengths and challenges associated with different methods of identification; consider the appropriate use of these data; and identify and access existing empirical data, including U.S. Census data, that permits the identification of sexual orientation.Â

Fourth Annual Williams Institute Moot Court Competition, Preliminary Rounds
The UCLA School of Law Moot Court Executive Board and the Williams Institute host the 4th Annual Williams Institute Moot Court Competition. Teams from ABA-accredited law schools from across the country will gather at UCLA for the competition.
UCLA School of Law
Co-sponsored by the UCLA Law Moot Court Executive Board

LGBT Poverty: Some Surprising Results
M.V. Lee Badgett, Research Director, The Williams Institute
Works-in-Progress Series
UCLA Law, Room 2448

Jazz & Champagne Brunch
Please join us to celebrate the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at the home of Mike Gleason and David Kettel.
Los Angeles, CA
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Monday, December 3, 2007

Williams Institute Program and Reception
Paul Hastings, Washington DC

The District of Columbia Bar
1250 H Street, NW, Sixth Floor (between 12th & 13th Streets)
Washington, DC 20005
Recent Developments in LGBT Anti-Discrimination Law and Policy
Featuring Lee Badgett, Gary J. Gates, and Brad Sears, The Williams Institute
Nan Hunter, Brooklyn Law School
Winnie Stachelberg, Center for American Progress
Open to the public. One hour of general CLE credit available for attorneys free of charge.

6:30-8:30pm Reception

PaulHastings, Washington DC

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

HIV Discrimination in Dental Care
Brad Sears, Executive Director, The Williams Institute
Works-in-Progress Series
UCLA Law, Room 2448

Friday, November 9, 2007

Etiology, Mutability, and the Law: A Critique of Biological and Psychological Arguments for Lesbian and Gay Rights
Ed Stein, Associate Professor of Law, Cardozo School of Law
Visiting Professor, UCLA Law
Works-in-Progress Series
UCLA Law, Room 2448

Friday – Saturday, November 2-3, 2007

Out & Healthy: The National LGBT Health Conference

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) present the first annual Out & Healthy: The National LGBT Health Conference, November 2-3,2007, in Washington, DC. The event, presented by Aetna, will take a comprehensive look at the future of healthcare delivery and business opportunities in the LGBT segment. Williams Institute Research Director Lee Badgett and Winnie Stachelberg, Senior Vice President for External Affairs for the Center for American Progress will present findings on a new study detailing the impact of domestic partner insurance taxation on access to health insurance during the Conference’s Opening Session.

For more information on the conference or to purchase tickets, please visit www.outandhealthy.org.

The Los Angeles Queer Studies Conference 2007
Williams Institute Fellow Amanda Baumle, USC Professor Timothy Biblarz, and UCLA PhD Candidate Natalya Maisel will present their research on sexual orientation as part of a two-day conference held at UCLA and presented by the LGBT Studies Program.
UCLA Royce Hall, Room 236 1:00-2:30pm Friday, October 19th

Friday – Saturday, October 19 – 20, 2007

Later that day (Friday, October 19th), Williams Institute Law Teaching Fellow Dean Spade will present his work in a presentation entitled “Registering Sex Classification: Biopolitics and the Administration of Identity” at 4pm in 314 Royce Hall.

Presented by the UCLA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Program

Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Health and Social Issues: Using the California Health Interview Survey to Advance Knowledge and Policy
This all-day conference is intended for researchers, funders, policymakers and students and is meant to promote use of CHIS data for research on gay, bisexual and lesbian populations, present and discuss research on sexual orientation using CHIS data, and discuss how CHIS data can be useful in policy and program development.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Co-Sponsored by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
In Partnership with the California Endowment Center for Health Communities

The California Endowment Center for Health Communities
1000 N. Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
9:00am – 5:00pm

For more information, contact Porsche Johnson at porschej@ucla.edu.

Documenting Gender Identity: Incoherence and Rulemaking
Dean Spade, Law Teaching Fellow, The Williams Institute
Works-in-Progress Series
UCLA Law, Room 2448

Children of Lesbian and Gay Parents: A Social Science Perspective
Charlotte Patterson, Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia
UCLA Faculty Center, Downstairs Lounge

Monday, October 8, 2007

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Charlotte J. Patterson, is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia, where much of her recent work has focused on child development in lesbian- and gay-parented families.   In addition to her research with children and families, Patterson has co-edited three books on the psychology of sexual orientation, served as Associate Editor of the Merrill Palmer Quarterly of Human Development, been Guest Editor of a special issue of Developmental Psychology focused on ‘Sexual Orientation Over the Lifespan’, and served as a member of numerous editorial boards.  Patterson is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), and a past-President of the Society for Psychological Research on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Issues (APA, Division 44).  She has won a number of awards, including APA’s Committee on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Concerns Outstanding Achievement Award, APA Division 44’s award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions, and APA Division 43’s Carolyn Attneave Diversity Award, for contributions that advance understanding and integration of diversity into Family Psychology.

Border Identities: Intersections of Ethnicity and Sexual Orientation on the U.S-Mexico Border
Amanda Baumle, Public Policy Fellow, The Williams Institute
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Houston
Works-in-Progress Series
UCLA Law, Room 2448

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Thursday, September 20, 2007

UCLA Law, Room 1430

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Adolescents’ Attitudes About Marriage for Same-Sex Couples
Stephen Russell, Fitch Nesbitt Endowed Chair in Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Arizona
Works-in-Progress Series
UCLA Law, Room 1457

Monday, August 27, 2007

Whither the Court
UCLA Law’s annual review of the Supreme Court’s most recent term and its implications for lawyers, academics and citizens.

Professor Ann Carlson, UCLA School of Law
Professor Cheryl Harris, UCLA School of Law
Professor Christine Littleton, UCLA School of Law
Professor Gary Rowe, UCLA School of Law
Professor Adam Winkler, UCLA School of Law
Moderated by R. Bradley Sears, Lecturer in Law and Executive Director of the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy

Introduction by UCLA Law School Dean, Michael Schill.

UCLA School of Law, Room 1347
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

For parking information, click here. To RSVP, please email williamsinstitute@law.ucla.edu and indicate whether or not you are attending for MCLE credit.

Co-sponsored by the UCLA Law:
Entertainment and Media Law and Policy Program
Evan Frankel Environmental Law and Policy Program
David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy
Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy
Critical Race Studies Program