What Every Lawyer Should Know about Transgender Student Rights Remote CLE

  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Central Time (US & Canada)
  • By: Office of the Attorney General
  • Webinar
  • Source: Minnesota > ProJusticeMN.org
  • Civil Rights
  • Human Rights
  • Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE)

Over the past year, courts have extended the protections of state and federal law to transgender students. In N.H. v. Anoka-Hennepin School District, the Minnesota Court of Appeals held that the Minnesota Constitution and the Minnesota Human Rights Act protected transgender students' rights to use the locker room consistent with their gender identity. In Bostock v. Clayton County, the United States Supreme Court extended Title VII protections to gay and transgender employees. This year, the Supreme Court declined review of the Fourth Circuit's decision in Grimm v. Gloucester County School Board, which held that the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution and Title IX protect transgender students from school bathroom policies that prohibit them from affirming their gender.

In light of these recent developments, this CLE will address what lawyers should know about the legal landscape concerning transgender student rights, how states, school boards, and individual school administrators are applying and enforcing these laws, and how these developments will affect a wide variety of industries and practice.

Jess Braverman, Legal Director, Gender Justice
David McKinney, Staff Attorney, Minnesota ACLU
Irina Vaynerman, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Rights
Cheryl Green, Director, Human Rights Campaign
Moderated by:
Amy Conners, Attorney, Best & Flanagan

  • CLE Credit Comments: 1.5 standard CLE credit from the Minnesota CLE Board