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    November 18 – LGBT Non-Discrimination Efforts in NYC

    This event is free of charge, but pre-registration is required. Location: 1285 6th Ave 14th Floor New York, NY 10019 RSVP by November 15.

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    Missed the Blood Equality Panel at the Hammer Museum? We Have It Videotaped.

    Blood Equality November 22, 2016 7:30pm Co-presented by the Hammer Museum WATCH VIDEO PRESENTATION In advance of December 1st, World AIDS Day, this  panel examined the FDA’s ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, which currently requires celibacy for one year before donating.* Panelists included Brad Sears, Associate Dean and Executive Director of the Williams Institute …

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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 RSVPs are no longer being accepted.

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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. RSVPs are no longer being accepted.  

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    Watch the Webinar: The 40th Anniversary of Custody Rights of Lesbian Mothers: Legal Theory and Litigation Strategy

    Forty years ago, the landmark article Custody Rights of Lesbian Mothers: Legal Theory and Litigation Strategy by Nancy Polikoff and Nan D. Hunter was published in the Buffalo Law Review. The article informed parenting rights for LGBT people. We revisit the article, speaking with its authors and examining its impact over the last four decades. WATCH …

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    January 12 – The Afterlife of Homophobia

    Cosponsored by the Critical Race Studies Program. This event will feature Russell Robinson, Professor of Law at Berkeley Law, who maps evolving legal and social conceptions of gay sexuality in a post-marriage equality landscape (in an article co-written with David M. Frost). Thursday, January 12, 2017 12:20 PM – 1:30 PM UCLA School of Law …

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    January 15 – Jazz and Champagne Brunch

    The Williams Institute invites you to its Annual Jazz & Champagne Brunch on Sunday January 15, 2017. We are no longer accepting RSVPs for this event. 11:30 am – 2:30 pm View pics of the 2016 Jazz & Champagne Brunch on FLICKR.

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    February 4 – 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 September 26, 2016 – Registration opens November 18, 2016 – Registration closes November 21, 2016 – Problem released January 3, 2017 – Last day for questions/problem clarification January 8, 2017 – Briefs due February 4, 2017 – …

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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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    February 9 – Winter Salon in DC

    Click Here to RSVP to the Winter Salon. Deadline to RSVP is February 7. We are no longer accepting RSVPs for this event. 

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    February 10 – Lawyers and Social Movements: Reimagining Theory and Practice

    Lawyers and Social Movements: Reimagining Theory and Practice 8:30am – 5:45pm This symposium will explore the role of law and lawyers in contemporary social movements in the United States and beyond. This focus is motivated by dramatic changes in practice and theory that have brought renewed attention to how lawyers can, and should, shape the …

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    March 2 – Before I Do: A Legal Guide to Marriage, Gay and Otherwise

    This event features lawyer and author Elizabeth F. Schwartz who will discuss her book Before I Do: A Legal Guide to Marriage, Gay and Otherwise (The New Press). Ms. Schwartz will be in conversation with Nancy Polikoff, Williams Institute Visiting Scholar, Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law and Visiting Professor of Law …

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    March 15 – DC Young Professionals Mixer

    LGBT Rights Under the Trump Administration, moderated by Adam P. Romero, Senior Counsel and Arnold D. Kassoy Scholar of Law. RSVP by March 13.

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    March 22 – This Child Has Another Parent: The Cost of Erasing Nonbiological Lesbian Mothers When the State Intervenes in the Family

    This event features Nancy Polikoff, a Williams Institute Visiting Scholar, Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law and Visiting Professor of Law at UCLA Law School. At the American University Washington College of Law, she teaches Family Law and a seminar on Children of LGBT Parents. From Fall 2011 through Fall 2012, she was …

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    March 23 – Social Media & Politics

    Our politics and political discourse, long accustomed to traditional media, have had to adjust to the changes brought about by social media; these changes are in turn affecting how social media evolves. Come hear local technologists and thought leaders discuss how we got here and what’s next as social media, entertainment, and politics continue to play off one another.

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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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