TRANS* LIVES & RIGHTS: Contemporary Legal & Policy Battles

A symposium presented by OutLaw at UCI Law

Friday, March 23 & Saturday, March 24, 2018
EDU 1111, UC Irvine School of Law (map)

Transgender rights are among the most controversial political topics in the United States. Legislative and regulatory policy decisions in different parts of the country have led to wildly disparate results: North Carolina’s HB2, federal guidelines on the use of bathrooms in schools, and California’s Gender Recognition Bill are prime examples. A large swath of this country aims to restrict transgender rights. Other states are increasing legal services and protections, and have made affirmative policy decisions to protect transgender individuals.

Outlaw is hosting a collaborative symposium, bringing together a diverse and respected group of academics, community activists, politicians, and community members to address both theoretical and practical concerns and considerations surrounding transgender rights, and the rights of non-binary and gender non-conforming individuals. Symposium sessions will cover a variety of topics, including defining gender, the inclusive or exclusive nature of feminism, immigration, policing, local legal actions, and national policy fights. The symposium will educate UCI Law students and community members about transgender rights and encourage discussion about discrimination against transgender individuals in Orange County and other parts of the nation.

Additional information regarding confirmed speakers and finalized topics will appear on this website as the symposium date nears.

Register for the symposium here.


For symposium related inquiries please contact: lawstudentsymposium@lawnet.uci.edu.

To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact UC Irvine School of Law at (949) 824-0066