Gay and Lesbian Students: Legal and Practical Guidance for K-12

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Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter: Jessica Gabel Cino, associate professor of law at Georgia State University College of Law
Price: $349.00, CD includes full audio presentation, question and answer session and presentation slides. CD option is subject to a $5.95 handling charge.
Who Should Attend? School administrators, human resources departments, school health professionals, admissions officers, student counselors, in-house counsel
Best For: K-12

Middle school and high school can be daunting for many young students, but the everyday aspects of life can present particular challenges for gay and lesbian students. Many situations can present significant legal, human and religious dilemmas for the school. From curriculum decisions to campus clubs to locker rooms and athletics, schools need to have policies and personnel to address the needs of these students and make the experience a positive one.

In today’s post “don’t ask, don’t tell” world, public and private schools alike need a clear understanding of the laws that apply to them regarding their gay and lesbian students. This is especially true as K-12 districts expand their accommodations and resources to include lesbian and gay students. School administrators should also make sure that the internal policies, procedures, and services are in place to foster an educational environment that serves all students.

Please join Jessica Gabel Cino, associate professor of law at Georgia State University College of Law, as she discusses the necessary steps schools should take to ensure they deal with legal and practical issues, develop appropriate policies and procedures, provide a safe learning environment, handle discipline issues and limit liability for the school, its administrators and staff.


Some of the many issues that will be discussed in this webinar include:

  • Sexual orientation discrimination laws
  • Rights and school obligations in public schools vs. private schools
  • Health care concerns
  • Curriculum development and censorship
  • Records and documents policies
  • Discipline and harassment issues
  • Sports and activities
  • School obligations for acts of other students, faculty and staff
  • Managing student organizations that promote or oppose lesbian and gay causes


Your conference leader for “Gay and Lesbian Students: Legal and Practical Guidance for K-12” is Professor Jessica Gabel Cino. Professor Cino is an associate professor of law at Georgia State University College of Law. She received her JD magna cum laude from the University of Miami School Of Law and her bachelor of science summa cum laude from the University of Central Florida. Prior to joining Georgia State University College of Law, she clerked for Judge Peter T. Fay of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. She then practiced law with Covington & Burling LLP in San Francisco. Professor Cino presents on education law and policy issues including drug testing, student searches, student privacy, and issues involving the interplay between the obligations of schools and the duties to and rights of students. She is also a frequent contributor of opinion pieces for various publications. QUALITY COMMITMENT

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