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Gender & Sexuality Law Book Display

Photo credit: Cory Woodward

This month the library is highlighting books on gender and sexuality law with a new book display!

The last two decades have seen drastic increases in discussion and research on the topics of gender and sexuality in the law. High profile Supreme Court cases, like Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003) and Obergefell v. Hodges, No. 14-556, slip op. (U.S. June 26, 2015), have addressed some key issues relating to gender and sexuality and likely will hear more in the new future. For court opinions and information about the court, the Supreme Court’s website and HeinOnline’s Supreme Court Library are both excellent resources to keep up to date and read the full opinions. 

If you are interested in learning more about gender and the law specifically, HeinOnline also has a Women & the Law section devoted to books, biographies, and periodicals related to the role of women in society and the law. The collection allows you to research the progression of women’s roles and rights is society over the past 200 years.

If you would like to learn more about gender and sexuality law and the Law Library’s collection, see our LawGuide. You can also find the books from the display featured on our Pinterest page.

Research relating to gender and sexuality law usually includes, to some extent, multidisciplinary resources. Because of this, you may need to use materials accessed outside of the Law Library’s standard legal databases. For resources related to gender and sexuality studies generally, the University Library has a research guide devoted to the topic. This guide links to various reference materials and research databases, as well as helpful primary sources. Law students have borrowing privileges and database access privileges at the University Library, so enjoy and research away!

For help with your research related to gender and sexuality law, stop by the reference desk or email one of the librarians at

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