This symposium issue of the Cleveland State Law Review emerges from the Reorienting Law and Sexuality Conference hosted by Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in October 1999. The symposium locates itself as a continuation of the discourse that surfaced in the American legal academy in 1979 with a symposium issue of the Hastings Law Review. It is a discourse that brings into sharp relief technologies of power and strategies of resistance that contend at all sites where law aims to regulate human sexuality. While the initiative of 1979 was further cultivated by other forums of knowledge production within the American legal academy, this symposium is unique in bringing together legal scholars, legal practitioners, social scientists, and activists to exchange views and experiences from their varied vantage points. Contributions to this issue represent the written part of this interdisciplinary dialogue.


Symposium: Re-Orienting Law and Sexuality: Foreword