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    February 8 – Deregulating Gender Status: A British Story of Possibility

    Join Davina Cooper, Research Professor in Law, King’s College London, for a discussion on the competing political discourses surrounding gender.

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    February 20 – Increasing Diversity in the Judiciary

    Join Justice Luis A. Lavin of the California Court of Appeal for a discussion about the importance of a diverse judiciary.

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    March 3 – 14th Annual Moot Court Competition

    Teams from around the country will compete in the only national moot court competition dedicated to sexual orientation and gender identity law.

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    March 13 – Demography and Health of LGBT Adults

    This presentation will discuss results from the 2015-2017 Gallup Daily Tracking Poll.

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    March 22 – DC Young Professionals Mixer

    Come meet other young professionals and learn about the research and impact of the Williams Institute.

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    April 13 – Annual Update 2018

    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.

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    January 14 – Jazz & Champagne Brunch

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    November 15 – Developmental Considerations for Research on Minority Stress

    Featuring Jeremy T. Goldbach, Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California’s Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

    This presentation will cover the importance of human development (milestones of adolescence, Erickson, etc.) and how this can also affect trajectory modeling, ethical concerns (IRB, parents, etc.), recruitment (what seems to work and doesn’t), what stresses them out that may be different from adults, and some of what we’ve learned on how they cope.

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    November 9 – NYC Fall Reception

    Join us for an evening to honor the life and legacy of Edie Windsor with special guest Judith Kasen-Windsor. The evening will feature a panel discussion, followed by a cocktail reception and Founders Dinner. RSVP

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    October 14 – Women in Leadership Reception

    The Williams Institute and Covington law firm are pleased to recognize women who are making a difference through research, public service and community outreach.

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    October 13 – Webinar: The Role of Experts and Academics in LGBT Advocacy

    This webinar will address several questions that arise when experts and academics weigh in on LGBTI advocacy issues, including who is considered an expert, how are experts viewed in different countries and cultural contexts and what value and challenges are posed by experts outside of the LGBT movement?

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    October 5 – Drug War Dragnets and Trans Health: Patient Privacy in the Age of Prescription Monitoring Programs

    Leo Beletsky, Associate Professor of Law and Health Sciences, Northeastern University School of Law

    This presentation will interrogate the appropriate balance of state surveillance and patient privacy in the design and implementation of prescription drug monitoring programs, highlighting a legal challenge brought by two transgender men in Oregon.

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    October 4 – NYC Fall Salon

    Join the Williams Institute and fellow donors and supporters for an intimate evening of conversation and cocktails with our new Executive Director Jocelyn Samuels and special guest Hon. Paul Feinman of the NY Court of Appeals.

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    September 7 – LGBT & Allies Alumni Reception

    The Williams Institute and OUTLaw at the UCLA School of Law are thrilled to host the 8th Annual LGBT and Allies Alumni Reception, presented by Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP. We invite you to join us for appetizers and drinks as you reconnect with old friends and meet new ones.

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    Fall 2017 Calendar of Events