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Law, Sexuality, and Transnational Perspectives


Law teachers can enrich students' experiences by incorporating transnational perspectives into their course materials and classroom discussions. This contribution to Drexel Law Review's Symposium — Building Global Professionalism: Emerging Trends in International and Transnational Legal Education — explores four ways that teachers can integrate transnational perspectives into classes on law and sexuality. First, teachers can situate U.S. law in the context of transnational norms. Second, by using foreign cultures as a foil, teachers can illuminate cultural constructs in the United States that influence the regulation of sexuality. Third, when discussing potential reform of U.S. law, classes can explore legal innovations developed in foreign jurisdictions. Fourth, classes can discuss transnational lawyering to prepare students who wish to pursue sexuality-related advocacy abroad.