OUTLaw is the law student group for students who identify as lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or intersex and their allies. Our mission is twofold: to promote a sense of community among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex law students and to educate the W&L School of Law, University, and Lexington communities about the legal issues facing LGBTQ individuals.
In order to create a sense of community and a safe, welcoming environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex law students, OUTLaw puts on social events for our members, works on events with the undergraduate W&L LGBTQ Equality Initiative, and holds regular meetings. OUTLaw seeks to insure that the experience of every LGBTQ person and of their straight friends and allies at Washington and Lee University School of Law is a positive one.
OUTlaw's educational and informational mission takes a number of forms. OUTLaw sponsors speakers on specific issues of law facing LGBTQ people. We also co-sponsor debates and panels discussing legal issues that relate to the LGBTQ community. Finally, OUTLaw engages in informational campaigns and respectful, informative protests to increase awareness of the great obstacles facing LGBTQ individuals. All of these activities are presented to and are open to the law school, the University, and the Lexington community.
OUTLaw looks forward to continuing its mission in the future, and is open to participation and support from people of all different viewpoints, backgrounds, and walks of life as long as they support the dignity and equality of LGBTQ individuals.