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Suzanne Goldberg

The founding director of Columbia Law School’s trailblazing Sexuality and Gender Law Clinic, Suzanne Goldberg has led the clinic since joining the faculty in 2006. One of the country’s foremost experts on gender and sexuality law and a leading advocate and attorney for the LGBTQ+ community, she is also co-director of the Law School’s Center for Gender and Sexuality. Since January 2021, she has served as deputy assistant secretary for Strategic Operations and Outreach in the Office for Civil Rights (serving as acting assistant secretary) at the U.S. Department of Education.

Goldberg, who has received the Law School’s Willis L.M. Reese Prize for Excellence in Teaching and named Public Interest Professor of the Year, has served as executive vice president for university life since 2015, working to broaden and reinforce the university’s commitment to respect, inclusion, and ethical leadership among students, faculty, and administrators.

Goldberg is a frequent commentator and analyst for the news media on the MeToo movement, sexuality and gender law, and discrimination law and litigation issues. Her commentary has been featured on ABC’s 20/20, CNN, and other television networks as well as on the radio and in news outlets around the world.

 Professor Goldberg is currently on leave serving in the federal government.

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