This listing is for past 2010-11 events. Please see the Events menu for Upcoming Events.

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Thursday, June 2, 2011
Spring Reception
Washington, D.C.

*MCLE Credit Available

Thursday, June 2, 2011
We Count & Are Counted: the LGBT Community in the Numbers
U.S. Census Building – Conference Rooms 3 & 4
Washington DC
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Gary J. Gates, Williams Distinguished Scholar, The Williams Institute

Presentation to commemorate Census Bureau’s 2011 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Pride and Employee Awareness Month

May 27-30, 2011
Justice in the Balkans: Equality for Sexual Minorities
Belgrade, Serbia

This year’s conference in Belgrade will focus on the challenges and perspectives related to human rights in the Balkans on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Unhitched: Love, Marriage, and Family Values from West Hollywood to Western China
UCLA Humanities 193
*Author & Book Event
Judith Stacey, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, Sociology, New York University

Cosponsored by UCLA LGBT Studies Program, UCLA LGBT Resource Center
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Same-Sex Marriage and Sexual Liberation
Works-in-Progress Series
UCLA School of Law, Room 1314
Michael Boucai, Law Teaching Fellow, Williams Institute
Monday, April 4, 2011
Tax Changes for Same-Sex Couples: Understanding How Recent Federal Tax Developments Will Impact You
Lucy Florence Cultural Center – Media Room
The Historic Leimert Park Village
3351 West 43rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90008
7:00 pm

Panelists include:
Wendy Hartman, Attorney – Bennett & Erdman
Harlan Levinson, Certified Public Accountant
Peter Renn, Staff Attorney – Lambda Legal (Moderator)
April 7-9, 2011
10th Annual Update & Anniversary Celebration
UCLA School of Law
*CLE Credit Available

Click here for 10th Anniversary page.

Founded in 2001, the Williams Institute has been the nation’s leading think tank on issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy. In April 2011, the Williams Institute will celebrate its 10-year anniversary during the Annual Update and Gala Reception.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
LGBT Rights in the Western Balkans
Works-in-Progress Series
UCLA School of Law, Room 1314
Jovan Kojičić, Assistant Professor in European Law, Post-doc, Lund University, Sweden
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
In Their Image? Children’s Identity, Parents’ Assimilation Demands and State Intervention
Works-in-Progress Series
UCLA School of Law, Room 1314
Orly Rachmilovitz, Visiting Legal Fellow, Williams Institute
Saturday, March 5, 2011
7th Annual Williams Institute Moot Court Competition, Preliminary Rounds
UCLA School of Law

Teams from ABA-accredited law schools across the United States will gather at UCLA School of Law to compete in the only national competition dedicated exclusively to the areas of sexual orientation and gender identity law. Participants will address the quesions of affirmative action with respect to sexual orientation.

Cosponsored by: UCLA Law Moot Court Executive Board
Monday, March 7, 2011
Queer & Asian
UCLA School of Law, Room 1447

Rev. Jonipher Kwong, Director, Asian Pacific Islander-Equality Los Angeles
Karin Wang, Vice President, Programs & Communications, Asian Pacific American Legal Center
Mia Frances Yamamoto, Co-chair, Asian Pacific American Womens Lawyers Alliance

Co-sponsored by APILSA, OUTLaw, and APALJ
Monday, February 28, 2011
Civil Rights Enforcement in the Obama Era: A View to the Past and the Future
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Room 1347
UCLA School of Law

Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Supported by the Ann C. Rosenfield Symposium Fund

Cosponsored by:

The David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law & Policy, ACLU | UCLA, American Constitution Society, Asian Pacific/Islander Law, Students Association, Black Law Students Association, The Civil Rights Project at UCLA Critical Race Studies Program, Education and Law Society, Federalist Society, Immigration Law Society, La Raza Law Student Association, OUTLaw

Monday, February 14, 2011
Gender Identity Expression as Free Speech
Works-in-Progress Series
UCLA School of Law, Room 2326
Jeff Kosbie, JD/PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology and School of Law, Northwestern University

Thursday, February 24, 2011
Same-sex Marriage: Past, Present , and Future
UCLA Faculty Center
*CLE Credit Available

David Boies, Managing Partner, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
Nancy Cott, Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History, History Department, Harvard University
M.V. Lee Badgett, Research Director, The Williams Institute

Moderated by:
Ellen C. Dubois, Professor, Department of History, UCLA

Cosponsored by:
UCLA Department of History, UCLA Center for the Study of Women, UCLA LGBT Campus Resource Center

February 2-6, 2011
The National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change

Minneapolis, MN

The Williams Institute will present the following two panels on Friday, February 4 at the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force’s 23rd Annual Conference for the LGBT movement.

Designing a survey and using data to secure protections for LGBT people
Masen Davis, Executive Director, Transgender Law Center
Jody L. Herman, Peter J. Cooper Public Policy Fellow, The Williams Institute
Christy Mallory, Legal Research Fellow, The Williams Institute

Media, Communications, and Messaging
Gary J. Gates, Williams Distinguished Scholar, The Williams Institute
Jody L. Herman, Peter J. Cooper Public Policy Fellow, The Williams Institute
Craig J. Konnoth, Legal Research Fellow, The Williams Institute

For more information and schedule, visit www.thetaskforce.org/events/creating_change.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Relationships, Risks, and Resiliency Among LGBT Youth
Franz Hall 3534, UCLA
Brian Mustanski, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago

For more event information visit: http://www.irsp.ucla.edu/.

For more information about the research, go to: http://www.impactprogram.org.

Cosponsored by: UCLA Interdisciplinary Relationship Science Program

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
The Right to be Out: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in America’s Public Schools
UCLA School of Law
Room 1447
*Books available for purchase at event. Lunch will be served.
Stuart Biegel, Education Faculty and Law Faculty, UCLA
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Jazz and Champagne Brunch
Los Angeles, CA
11:30 am-2:30 pm

Please join us to kick off the 10th Annual Update & Anniversary Celebration at the home of Mike Gleason & Dave Kettel.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
From Disgust to Humanity: Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law
UCLA School of Law
Room 1430
6:00 – 8:00 pm
*Books available for purchase at event.

Martha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Chicago Law School
Thursday, November 18, 2010 (rescheduled from November 17, 2010)
Issues & Implications of Recent Federal Tax Developments for Same-Sex Couples
Plummer Park Community Center – Auditorium
7377 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood
Los Angeles, CA
*CLE Credit Available

Cosponsored by Lesbian & Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Lambda Legal and the City of West Hollywood

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Election 2010: The Impact on LGBT Rights
UCLA School of Law
Room 1347
6:30 – 8:00 pm

Aaron Belkin, Director, Palm Center, University of California, Santa Barbara
Robin Brand, Deputy Executive Director, Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund
Gary Gates, Williams Distinguished Scholar, Williams Institute
Mara Keisling, Executive Director, National Center for Transgender Equality
David Codell, Outside Litigation Counsel, Equality California

Moderated by: Jonathan Capehart, Editorial Writer, Washington Post

Wednesday, October 27, 2010
UCLA Law LGBT Alumni Reception Co-sponsored by OUTLaw and the Williams Institute
East/West Lounge
8851 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Williams Institute Fall Reception
New York, NY
October 5 -8, 2010
Out & Equal Workplace Summit
Los Angeles, CA

The Williams Institute and UCLA Executive Education Speakers Series: Putting Research into Practice will present the following lectures at the premier conference on LGBT issues in the workplace:

Wednesday, October 6
11:00 am – 12:30 pm - LGBT Demographics with
Gary Gates, Williams Distinguished Scholar, Williams Institute
Jeff Siminoff, Managing Director & Global Head of Inclusion, Morgan Stanley

3:00 – 5:30 pm – LGBT Diversity in the Global Context with
Brad Sears, Executive Director, Williams Institute
M.V. Lee Badgett, Research Director, Williams Institute

Thursday, October 7

11:00 am – 12:30 pm – Diversity and Trust: Alliances and Betrayals with
Robin D. Johnson, Ph.D., President, Author Equest, Inc.

3:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Dance of Leadership with
Robin D. Johnson, Ph.D., President, Author Equest, Inc.

Friday, October 8

9:00 am – 10:30 am – From Corporate Policy to Capitol Hill with
Naomi Goldberg, Research Associate, Movement Advancement Project

11:00am – 12:30 pm – Anti-Discrimination: From Policy to Practice with
M.V. Lee Badgett, Research Director, Williams Institute
Mike Gleason, CIMC, SVP Senior Financial Consultant Wealth Management Group, Wells Fargo

To register or for more information, please visit http://outandequal.org/summit-2010.

Friday, October 8, 2010
Recent Scholarship focused on policies affecting the Transgender Community
as part of UCLA Queer Studies Conference
Royce Hall, UCLA
2:30 – 3:45 pm

Law Enforcement Interactions within the Latino/a Transgender Community in Los Angeles
by Lori Mizuno, Director of Research & Evaluation, Bienestar & Alejandrina Jurado, Evaluation Specialist, Bienestar
Gender Regulation in the Built Environment: Gender-segregated public facilities and the movement for change in Washington, DC by Jody Herman, Public Policy Fellow, Williams Institute
Moderated by Gary Gates, Williams Distinguished Scholar, Williams Institute

Presented by: UCLA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies Program
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Safe at School: New Policy and Legislation Recommendations Addressing LGBT Safety in Schools
1201 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
11:30-1:00 pm

Panelists will discuss the safety and school climate issues affecting LGBT students in the K-12  school system. Specific policy and legislative recommendations that prohibit the discrimination and mistreatment of LGBT students will be presented.

Stuart Biegel, Author of “The Right to Be Out: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in America’s Public Schools” (2010), Education Faculty & Law Faculty, UCLA
Sheila Kuehl, Former CA Senator, 23rd District
Eliza Byard, Executive Director, Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
Moderated by Robert Kim, Senior Policy Analyst, National Education Association

Cosponsored by: Great Lakes Center, National Education Policy Center

Friday, October 1, 2010
Red Families v. Blue Families: Legal Polarization and the Creation of Culture
UCLA School of Law
Room 1430
12:15 – 1:30 pm
*Books available for purchase at event.

Naomi Cahn, John Theodore Fey Research Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School June Carbone, Edward A. Smith/Missouri Chair of Law, the Constitution and Society, University of Missouri at Kansas City

Monday, September 20, 2010
Demographic Perspectives on Same-Sex Couples
National Center for Family & Marriage Research
Bowling Green State University
BTSU 207
Gary J. Gates, Williams Distinguished Scholar, Williams Institute

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010
7th Annual Public Interest Information Fair
UCLA School of Law, First Floor Main Hallway

Mingle with representatives from local public interest organizations who will be staffing information tables. The Fair affords students the opportunity to learn about the array of public interest work ongoing in Los Angeles and the myriad opportunities to become involved, whether during the academic year or the summer.

Sponsored by: Office of Public Interest Programs
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
UCLA School of Law
Room 1314

Join us for this informational Open House to learn about the Williams Institute and LGBT-related courses and activities at the UCLA School of Law.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Accountability for Sexual Violence as an International Crime
UCLA School of Law, Room 1327
12:15 pm
*Lunch will be served.

Sexual violence has, since the beginning of war, been among the most hideous aspects of armed conflict. In the wake of the genocides in Bosnia and Rwanda, where rape was a tool of war, international courts have confirmed that sexual violence can amount to a war crime, crime against humanity or act of genocide. Betsy Apple, a lawyer and long-time activist and teacher, will talk about sexual violence as a tool of war and political terror, including AIDS-Free World’s recent report on sexual terror in Zimbabwe, along with the challenges faced by those seeking accountability.

Speaker: Betsy Apple, Legal Director and General Counsel, AIDS-Free World

Sponsored by: The UCLA School of Law’s International Human Rights Program, Epstein Program in Public Interest Law & Policy and Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy

August 26-28, 2010
Lavender Law
Miami Beach, FL
Evidence: Social Science Research and LGBT Litigation
August 27, 3:45 – 5:15 pm

M.V. Lee Badgett, Research Director, Williams Institute
Shannon Minter, Legal Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights
Therese Stewart, Chief Deputy City Attorney, San Francisco
Jenny Pizer, Senior Counsel, Marriage Project Director, Lambda Legal
Moderated by Elizabeth Schwartz, Attorney at Law

Monday, August 30, 2010
Whither the Court
UCLA School of Law, Room 1347
6:30-8:30 pm

*Two (2) units of California MCLE Credit Available

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

Ann E. Carlson, Shirley Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law, Co-Director, Frank G. Wells Environmental Law Clinic, UCLA School of Law
Scott Cummings, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
Devon Carbado, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
Eugene Volokh, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
Adam Winkler, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law, and
David Savage, U.S. Supreme Court Correspondent, Los Angeles Times

Cosponsored by UCLA Law: David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, Business Law & Policy Program, Critical Race Studies Program, Evan Frankel Environmental Law and Policy Program, International Human Right Program