The National LGBT Bar’s Law Student Congress is the only national LGBT law students organization in the nation. It is involved in organizing the National LGBT Bar Association’s annual career Fair & conference (Lavender Law®), administering the annual Michael Greenberg Writing Competition and student leadership awards. The Law Student Congress promotes regional and national interaction between LGBT law students and lawyers and helps LGBT students build contacts within the profession. It also engages in activism of concern to law students. Recently, it has participated in a national effort to end “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” and has submitted a recent amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court arguing for the University of California Hastings Law School’s ability to deny recognition to student groups that discriminate against LGBT students.

Administration:

The Division is divided into 12 Regions, each headed by a Regional Chair. The Division is run on a monthly basis by a Steering Committee, consisting of 2 National Chairs, 2 Regional Chairs, and 3 At-Large Directors of the Board of the National LGBT Bar Association. General policy is set by the Law Student Congress which consists of the Steering Committee and the remaining Regional Chairs.

The Law Student Congress meets twice a year, either in person or by phone. Student members of the National LGBT Bar Association are members of the Law Student Congress and may participate in these meetings.

For more information about the Student Congress, please contact Casey Payton, or Sam Gunning.

Regions


Northwest and Northern California Region

Regional Chair: Dustin Helmer

Geographic Area: Montana, Washington, Oregon, Northern California

Schools:

  • Gonzaga University School of Law
  • Lewis & Clark Law School
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • University of Idaho College of Law
  • University of Montana School of Law
  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • University of Washington School of Law
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • Santa Clara University Law School
  • Stanford Law School
  • UC Davis School of Law
  • UC Hastings College of Law
  • University of California – Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • University of Hawai’i Richardson School of Law
  • University of San Francisco School of Law
  • University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

Southwest and Southern California Region

Regional ChairLaura Diven

Geographic Area: Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Southern California

Schools:

  • California Western School of Law
  • Chapman University School of Law
  • Loyola Law School Los Angeles
  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Southwestern Law School
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • UCLA School of Law
  • University of Nevada Boyd School of Law
  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • USC Gould School of Law
  • Whittier Law School
  • Arizona State University O’Connor College of Law
  • Arizona Summit Law School
  • University of Arizona Rogers College of Law
  • University of New Mexico School of Law
  • Bringham Young University Clark Law School
  • University of Colorado Law School

South-Central Region

Regional Chair: Carl Charles

Geographic Area: Texas, Oklahoma, Northwest Arkansas, Colorado, Wyoming

Schools:

  • Baylor University Law School
  • Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • South Texas College of Law
  • Southern Methodist University Law School
  • St Mary’s University School of Law
  • Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
  • University of Arkansas School of Law
  • University of Arkansas, William H. Bowen School of Law
  • University of Houston Law Center
  • University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • University of Texas School of Law
  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • University of Denver Strum College of Law
  • University of Utah Quinney College of Law
  • University of Wyoming College of Law

Southern Region I

Regional ChairKyle Alagood

Geographic Area: Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia

Schools:

  • Louisiana State University Herbert Law Center
  • Loyola University – New Orleans College of Law
  • Mississippi College School of Law
  • Southern University Law Center
  • Tulane University Law School
  • University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • University of Mississippi School of Law
  • Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School
  • Emory Law School
  • Faulkner University Jones School of Law
  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • Mercer University School of Law
  • Samford University Cumberland School of Law
  • University of Alabama School of Law
  • University of Georgia Law School
  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • Vanderbilt University Law School

Southern Region II

Regional ChairKat Gardzalla

Geographic Area: North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia

Schools:

  • Appalachian School of Law
  • Campbell University Wiggens School of Law
  • Charleston School of Law
  • Charlotte School of Law
  • Duke University Law School
  • Liberty University School of Law
  • North Carolina Central University School of Law
  • Regent University School of Law
  • UNC School of Law
  • University of Richmond School of Law
  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • Wake Forest University School of Law
  • Washington and Lee University Law School
  • William and Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law

Florida & Puerto Rico Region

Regional ChairCharles McGinley

Geographic Area: Florida, Puerto Rico

Schools:

  • Barry University Andreas School of Law
  • Florida A&M University College of Law
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • Florida International University College of Law
  • Florida State University College of Law
  • Nova Southeastern University Broad Law Center
  • Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Puerto Rico
  • St. Thomas University School of Law
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law
  • University of Miami School of Law

Mid-Atlantic Region

Regional ChairRicardo Doriott

Geographic Area: Maryland, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia

Schools:

  • American University Washington College of Law
  • Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
  • Drexel University School of Law
  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University Law School
  • Georgetown University Law School
  • Howard University School of Law
  • Penn State University Dickinson School of Law
  • Rutgers University School of Law – Camden
  • Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • University of Baltimore Law School
  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law
  • Villanova University School of Law
  • Widener University School of Law

Northeastern Region

Regional ChairSéhzad Sooklall

Geographic Area: New York City, Connecticut

Schools:

  • Brooklyn Law School
  • Columbia Law School
  • CUNY School of Law
  • Fordham Law School
  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • New York Law School
  • New York University School of Law
  • Pace Law School
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • Rutgers University School of Law – Newark
  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • St. John’s University School of Law
  • Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
  • University of Connecticut School of Law
  • Yale Law School
  • Yeshiva University Cardozo School of Law

Northern Region

Regional ChairConor Ahern

Geographic Area: Northern New York, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont

Schools:

  • Albany Law School
  • Franklin Pierce Law Center
  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • University at Buffalo – SUNY – Law School
  • University of Maine School of Law
  • Vermont Law School
  • Harvard Law School
  • New England School of Law
  • Cornell Law School
  • Boston College Law School
  • Boston University School of Law
  • Northeastern University School of Law
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • Western New England College School of Law
  • Roger Williams University School of Law

Midwest Region I

Regional ChairMelissa Kliemann

Geographic Area: Ohio, West Virginia, Western Pennsylvania, Michigan

Schools:

  • Ave Maria School of Law
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • Duquesne University School of Law
  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • University of Akron School of Law
  • University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
  • University of Michigan Law School
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • University of Toledo College of Law
  • Wayne State University Law School
  • West Virginia University College of Law
  • Capital University Law School
  • Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law
  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • University of Dayton School of Law

Midwest Region II

Regional ChairAnnie Myers

Geographic Area: Wisconsin, Northern Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky

Schools:

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • DePaul University College of Law
  • John Marshall Law School
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • Marquette University Law School
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • Northwestern University School of Law
  • Notre Dame Law School
  • University of Chicago Law School
  • University of Wisconsin Law School
  • Valparaiso University School of Law
  • Indiana School of Law – Bloomington
  • Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis
  • Northern Kentucky University Chase College of Law
  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • University of Kentucky College of Law
  • University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law

Midwest Region III

Regional Chair: Braden Carkuff

Geographic Area: Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota

Schools:

  • Creighton University School of Law
  • Drake University Law School
  • Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • St. Louis University School of Law
  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • University of Kansas School of Law
  • University of Missouri School of Law
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law
  • Washburn University School of Law
  • Washington University in St. Louis Law School
  • Hamline University School of Law
  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • University of North Dakota School of Law
  • University of St. Thomas School of Law
  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • University of South Dakota School of Law