Programs

Judicial Education

The Williams Institute’s Judicial Education Program provides international, state, and federal judges and court personnel with substantive training on legal issues impacting LGBTQI people. Many questions in sexual orientation and gender identity law present relatively new and complex constitutional issues or require knowledge of the most recent empirical research and data. Our trainings provide judges with the legal theories and relevant data needed to make decisions regarding these issues.

Training Faculty

Our judicial training faculty have extensive experience with teaching sexual orientation and gender identity law and are nationally renowned in the field. Our training program is directed by Todd Brower, who has worked with courts and administrative agencies across the U.S. and internationally.

Cost of Trainings

The Williams Institute will pay all costs for the content of its judicial education programs, including travel costs for the speakers.

Types of Trainings

We offer a variety of education and training formats, with the goal of making our judicial education accessible to as many international, state, and federal judges as possible. Our training formats include 

  • Live training sessions as part of conferences
  • Live and remote stand-alone trainings
  • Web-based trainings
  • Curriculum development
Upcoming Trainings

August 12-14, 2020
LGBT Bar Association
International Association of LGBTQ+ Judges
The Nuts and Bolts of Becoming and Judge (for LGBTQ Candidates)
(4-hour workshop)
Washington, DC

August 12-14, 2020
LGBT Bar Association
International Association of LGBTQ+ Judges
“So You Want to Become a Judge?”
(90-minute Introductory Panel)
Washington, DC

August 13, 2020
International Association of LGBTQ+ Judges
LGBTQ Legal Issues
(3-hour workshop)
Washington, DC

August 14, 2020
International Association of LGBTQ+ Judges
Worlds on Fire: Systemic Racism, BL and LGBTQ Issues

August 15, 2020
International Association of LGBTQ+ Judges
LGBTQ Legal Issues
(3-hour workshop)
Washington, DC

October 12-13, 2020
National Association of Women Judges
LGBTQ Legal Issues
Nashville, TN

Contact Information

Todd Brower
Judicial Education Director
tbrower@wsulaw.edu
(310) 267-4382