Events

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    October 5 – Fall Salon in New York City

    Join fellow donors and supporters of the Williams Institute for cocktails and hear from the Institute’s Faculty Chair, Doug NeJaime, about recent and upcoming research and its impact on LGBT law and policy. RSVP by September 30 RSVP to the Fall Salon.  

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    September 14 – Williams Institute Open House

    Please join us to learn more about the Williams Institute and the programs we offer! Wednesday, September 14, 2016 12:20 PM – 1:30 PM UCLA School of Law Room 1314 Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP. RSVP to the Open House.  

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    September 20 – Women in Leadership Reception

    Our Women in Leadership reception brings together women from various backgrounds who are passionate about the mission of the Williams Institute and our focus on LGBT research, law, and policy. This annual event  recognizes women who are making a difference  through their research, public service, or community work. At this year’s event, we will introduce …

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    October 1 – 7th Annual LGBT and Allies Alumni Reception

      The Williams Institute and OUTLaw at the UCLA School of Law are thrilled to host the 7th Annual LGBT and Allies Alumni Reception presented by Munger, Tolles & Olson.  We invite you to join us for appetizers and drinks as you reconnect with old friends and meet new ones. We are honored to have …

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    October 5 – The LA County Human Relations Commission 2015 Hate Crime Report

    Featuring Marshall Wong, Senior Intergroup Relations Specialist at the LA County Human Relations Commission. Mr. Wong is the Commission’s Hate Crime Coordinator and the principal author of the agency’s annual Hate Crime Report. UCLA School of Law Rm 1327 Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 12:20-1:30 pm Please RSVP by October 3. RSVP for the LA County Human …

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    October 19 – The New Eugenics: Selective Breeding in an Era of Reproductive Technologies

    Featuring Judith F. Daar, Interim Dean and Professor of Law at Whittier Law School, Visiting Professor at UC Irvine and Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCI School of Medicine, presenting on social infertility and the quest for parenthood. UCLA School of Law Rm1314 Wednesday, October 19 12:20-1:30 pm Please RSVP by October 17 RSVP for The …

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    November 17 – Post-Election Wrap-Up: The Impacts of the 2016 Elections on LGBT Law & Policy

    SAVE the DATE:  November 17 Join the Williams Institute at the Penn Club in New York City as we discuss the LGBT community and the new administration. Panelists include: Kerith Conron, Blachford-Cooper Distinguished Scholar and Research Director, The Williams Institute. Andrew Flores, Assistant Profession, Mills College. Gary Gates, Distinguished Scholar, The Williams Institute Mara Keisling, …

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    February 4, 2017 – 13th Annual Williams Institute Moot Court Competition

    The 13th Annual Williams Institute Moot Court Competition, Preliminary Rounds Saturday, February 4, 2017 UCLA School of Law Overview Now in its thirteenth year, the Williams Institute hosts the only national competition dedicated exclusively to the areas of sexual orientation and gender identity law. The competition provides an opportunity for competitors to write an appellate …

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    August 25 – Whither the Court: The Allan C. Lebow Annual Supreme Court Review

      Whither the Court is made possible through the Allan C. Lebow Endowed Fund in memory of Allan C. Lebow, a 1972 graduate of the UCLA School of Law. The Allan C. Lebow Endowed Fund was created this year through a generous gift of $300,000 by Allan C. Lebow’s parents, Sanford and Shirley; and siblings …

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    Immigration Policy and the LGBT Community

    April 21, 2016
    Hogan Lovells, Columbia Square

    The Williams Institute and Hogan Lovells invite you to a reception and panel discussion on how immigration policy impacts the lives of LGBT people and their families. Researchers, litigators, and other experts will discuss current immigration policies and practices, ongoing litigation at the Supreme Court over the Obama Administration’s immigration policies, and ways organizations can support LGBT immigrants.

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    15th Anniversary Awards Gala and Founders Dinner

    Friday, April 8, 2016
    Los Angeles, CA

    Guests include members from the legal, corporate, and philanthropic communities; including some of the largest supporters of LGBT initiatives. Guests receive an inside look at the research driving LGBT policies at the local and national level, and enjoy the opportunity to mingle with LGBT advocates, scholars, and funders.

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    15th Annual Update and Anniversary Celebration

    The Annual Update is the Williams Institute’s signature annual event addressing issues at the intersection of sexual orientation and gender identity law and policy. Participants and audience members include academics, judges, policymakers, students, community leaders, legal and business professionals, and philanthropists.

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    New Frontiers in LGBTI Rights

    March 31, 2016
    Washington, DC

    Co-sponsored by the Women in International Law Interest Group, this roundtable panel explored trends regarding sexual orientation, gender identity, and intersex conditions. Legal standards surrounding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people are rapidly evolving. Panelists gave an update on litigation and advocacy efforts, discussed the efficacy of Western advocacy in the Global South, highlighted emerging trends convening transgender and intersex people, and raised questions about religious freedom arguments.

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    Human Rights, LGBT Rights, and the Alien Tort Statute

    March 9, 2016
    UCLA

    Co-sponsored by the Williams Institute and OUTLaw, this panel will include Pam Spees (Center for Constitutional Rights), Paul Hoffman (Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris & Hoffman, LLP), and Jesse Bernstein (State Department, Global Equality Fund) discussing the intersection of human rights and LGBT rights. Moderated by Professor Douglas NeJaime, faculty director of the Williams Institute.

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    Setting Global Goals for the Well Being of LGBT People

    March 8, 2016
    UCLA School of Law

    International Program Director Andrew Park will propose a method to create an international development agenda related to sexual orientation and gender identity.

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    WEBINAR: Reproductive Rights at the Supreme Court: Considering Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellersted

    March 3, 2016

    Legal experts from UCLA School of Law, the Williams Institute, and Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California will analyze the critical questions before the U.S. Supreme Court this week in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. The Court is considering the constitutionality of abortion-provider regulations that threaten to shutter clinics.

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    12th Annual Moot Court Competition

    February 27, 2016
    UCLA School of Law

    Now in its twelfth year, the Williams Institute hosts the only national competition dedicated exclusively to the areas of sexual orientation and gender identity law. The competition provides an opportunity for competitors to write an appellate brief on a current legal topic and to argue the case before a panel of judges. The competition is designed to promote and recognize the finest oral and written advocacy on a significant problem in sexual orientation and gender identity law.

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    Lee Badgett, “The Public Professor: How to Use Your Research to Change the World”

    February 17, 2016
    UCLA School of Law

    M.V. Lee Badgett, Williams Distinguished Scholar, will discuss her new book The Public Professor: How to Use Your Research to Change the World. The book offers scholars ways to use their ideas, research and knowledge to change the world. The book gives practical strategies for scholars to become more engaged with the public on a variety of fronts: online, in print, at council hearings, even with national legislation.

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    Winter Salon 2016

    February 11, 2016
    Washington, D.C.

    Featuring keynote remarks by Chai Feldblum, Commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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    Coming Out As…

    February 8, 2016
    UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library

    Co-hosted by the Williams Institute and the UCLA Center for the Study of Women, this colloquium explores how the phrase “coming out” has expanded, migrated, and been re-purposed by various marginalized groups, such as transgender individuals, undocumented immigrants, or the plural marriage rights movement.

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