Faculty Advisor: Professor Sacha Coupet
OUTLaw is the voice for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgendered, and queer law students, faculty members, and their allies at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Founded in the Fall of 2006, OUTLaw is dedicated to providing a welcoming environment for LGBTQ law students and faculty, and advocating for issues that are specific to the LGBTQ community both within the law school and the greater legal community.
2014/2015 Executive Board:
President: Shana Jackson
I am a graduate of Hampton University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. I am interest in Child/Family Law and Juvenile Justice. At Loyola, I have chosen to pursue a duel degree in Social Work and Law. I chose Loyola not only because of their Jesuit tradition of Social Justice, but because of their focus on practical skills and field learning. I hope to work with youth in the Juvenile system and low and middle income families with issues that effect their daily lives. As a candidate for graduation, I am truly grateful for the education and support I have received from the faculty and staff at Loyola.
Vice President: Juliane Johnson
Secretary: Ara Kernan
Ara attended undergrad at Loyola University Chicago, and he majored in classical civilization, political science, and history, in addition to minoring in anthropology. He chose Loyola for law school due his undergrad experience and his desire to stay in Chicago. He is interested in international and soft intellectual property law.
Community Outreach/Social Chair: Gavin Quinn
University of Illinois at Chicago
Criminology, Law, and Justice/Political Science
Area of Interest: Criminal Law
Even as a Lutheran, I admired Loyola's Jesuit mission of "expand[ing] knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice and faith." Since I've been at Loyola I've noticed a great sense of community. In something like law school, an often hyper competitive setting, Loyola has provided a community of many people working together to do great things rather than many people working against each other to try and do great things for themselves. Its these types of attitudes that brought me to Loyola.
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Education Chairperson: Alexis Rangel
I received my Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Sam Houston State University, and I am now pursuing a dual degree J.D. and Master of Public Policy here at Loyola. I plan on using my education to evaluate and design public policy in a way that is just for marginalized communities, including our own LGBT community. From the very start of the application process Loyola showed me that this was a school that valued my individual experience, aspirations, and success. The care and encouragement I received from faculty, staff, and students before I even paid my deposit made it clear that not only had I found the education I was seeking, but that I had found my new home.
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LAGBAC Student Representative: Erik (Max) Senn
Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago - www.chilagbac.org
Lambda Legal Defense - www.lambdalegal.org
ACLU - www.aclu.org
Human Rights Campaign - www.hrc.org
Marriage Equality - www.marriageequality.org
Gay and Lesbian Advocate Defenders (GLAD) - www.glad.org
Lavender Law - www.lavenderlaw.org
Equality Illinois - www.equalityillinois.org
Gender Advocates - www.genderadvocates.org
National Lesbian and Gay Law Association - www.nlgla.org
Area LGBT Law Student Groups
University of Chicago OutLaw: http://outlaw.uchicago.edu/
Northwestern OUTLaw: www.law.northwestern.edu/lga/
Chicago-Kent Lambdas: www.kentlaw.edu/student_orgs/lambda/
John Marshall OUTLaw: http://www.jmls.edu/students/organizations/outlaw/