Although law has tended to make little overt use of the word ‘heterosexual,’ from the perspective of some sexual minorities, law, legal institutions, and legal education (including curriculum and materials) nevertheless retain an effectively heteronormative orientation that remains invisible to many straight academics, students, and administrators. Feminists, gay and lesbian activists, and, most recently, queer and trans critics have helped to bring attention to this bias, but a more systematic critique of heterosexism in law is needed. This roundtable brings together a variety of faculty and administrative perspectives to present alternative forms of this critique. Topics to be addressed include queering casebooks with heterosexist content, responding to ideological backlash in the classroom and in faculty governance, and reconciling gay, queer, and trans perspectives in scholarship and teaching.
Business Meeting at Program Conclusion.