Transgender Student Rights


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Alexander P. Berg, Esq.

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Course Description

Perhaps now more than ever, the hot-button issue of transgender student rights has led to a wealth of recent legal developments that affect millions of Americans. This course offers a current snapshot of the rights of transgender students and the corresponding obligations of, and best practices for, educational institutions. After a brief overview of the constitutional and statutory protections against sex discrimination (with a focus on the educational context), the discussion will turn to how the executive branch’s position on the issue has changed over time and where it presently stands. Insights from state legislatures and both federal and state courts will also be shared.


  1. The contours of the Equal Protection Clause and Title IX of the U.S. Education Amendments of 1972, including federal regulations interpreting Title IX
  2. The trajectory of recent executive guidance regarding transgender student rights
  3. State public accommodations laws regarding gender identity and/or expression
  4. Recent case law involving transgender students, including Grimm v. Gloucester County Sch. Bd.
  5. Predictions about the impact of the upcoming Supreme Court case involving gender identity discrimination under Title VII in R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. v. EEOC on student rights issues


Alexander P. Berg, Esq.

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