Monday, November 29, 2010

Robert M. Cover Public Interest Retreat 2011: Registration OPEN

Registration is now open for the 24th annual Robert M. Cover Public Interest Retreat. Click here to register.
"Every year, public interest law students, professors, and practitioners from the Eastern, Mid-Eastern, and Southern United States gather together at the Robert M. Cover Public Interest Law Retreat to network, strategize, and socialize in a beautiful, secluded setting.  
The retreat brings to life the vision of Robert Cover, a Yale Law School professor and social change activist. Cover’s vision encompassed four principal goals: 1) to connect students with common goals and interests from across the country; 2) to create a network of professors, peers, and practitioners for students headed toward careers in public interest; 3) to provide a forum for discussions about change and growth pertaining to public interest law; and 4) to provide a platform for change in the public interest sector and perceptions about public interest law."

Monday, November 22, 2010

OUTlaw/Gender & Sexuality Studies general interest meeting

OUTlaw will be having our last meeting of the fall semester on Tuesday November 30th at noon in room 2.  This meeting will also be a general interest meeting for those who would like to learn more about WNEC Law's new Gender & Sexuality Studies concentration. Professors Shay and Levi will be at the meeting to tell us more about the concentration.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

WNEC Law Announces New Concentration: Gender & Sexuality Studies

WNEC OUTlaw is excited to share with our readers that on Friday November 12, 2010 the proposed Gender & Sexuality Studies concentration was passed by the WNEC Law faculty with a unanimous vote. Professors Taylor Flynn and Jennifer Levi will be the co-advisors of the new concentration. Any interested students can attend a general interest meeting about the new concentration hosted by OUTlaw. The date and time are to be determined. Please check back for additional information.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Facebook Frenzy: "My Son is Gay"

This article has been popping up on Facebook news feeds for a few days now. It's written by a mom whose son wants to dress up as Daphne from Scooby Doo for Halloween and what she experienced at the hands of other moms after allowing him to do so. Read it here.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

3 Judges dismissed by Iowa voters over same-sex marriage ruling

Judges in Iowa are kept on for additional terms through the election process. Last night, three judges were dismissed based on their fair and impartial ruling in the case that legalized same-sex marriage in Iowa (Varnum v. Brien 763 N.W.2d 862). Generally, the judges are kept on for additional terms without any news buzz at all, but this year the process became unusually politicized. Outside organizations like the National Organization for Marriage played a large role in politicizing what should be the neutral role of the judiciary. Read the New York Times article for a closer look at what happened in Iowa.