Sam Gunning

Sam Gunning

Sam Gunning is currently a 2L at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City. He graduated from Cambridge University in 2007 with a Bachelors degree in Social and Political Sciences. Originally from England, he is now living the American Dream! 

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Casey Payton

Casey Payton

Casey Payton is a student at Howard University School of Law. She is a member of the Huver I. Brown Trial Advocacy Moot Court Team and a student attorney in Howard Law’s Criminal Justice Clinic. She has clerked for the Public Defender Service for the D

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Conor Ahern

Conor Ahern

Northern Region Chair

Conor Ahern is a 2L at Harvard Law School. He is originally from the Philadelphia area and graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in History. After college, Conor worked as a consultant for three years before quitting his job to volunteer

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Kyle Alagood

Kyle Alagood

Southern Region I Chair

R. Kyle Alagood, a student at Louisiana State University Law Center, is the National LGBT Bar Association Student Congress Regional Chair for Southern I. Kyle is a published expert on government transparency and national security. Before and during law

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Braden Carkuff

Braden Carkuff

Midwest Region III Chair

Braden Carkhuff is a 2L at Hamline University School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He graduated from Concordia College with a B.A. in German and English. In addition to working with the National LGBT Bar Association, Braden is an Associate Editor of

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Carl Charles

Carl Charles

South-Central Region Chair

Carl Charles is a third year law student at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in Denver, Colorado. He earned his B.A. in English and Secondary Education from the University of Northern Colorado and worked as an educator in the Denver-Metro

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Laura Diven

Laura Diven

Southwest and Southern California Region Chair

Laura Diven is a 3L at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. Before law school, Laura graduated with a degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.  The summer before law school, Laura worked at Lambda Legal. At Loyola, Laura

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Ricardo Doriott

Ricardo Doriott

Mid-Atlantic Region Chair

Ricardo Doriott is a second-year law student at Georgetown University Law Center and received his B.A. in Economics and Computer Science from Harvard University in 2009. At Georgetown, he serves as co-president of Outlaw and is also heavily involved wi

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Kat Gardzalla

Kat Gardzalla

Southern Region II Chair

Kat Gardzalla is in her second year of law school at the University of North Carolina School of Law. She graduated from Appalachian State University in 2011, where she double majored in English and Political Science. She is a staff writer for the First

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Dustin Helmer

Dustin Helmer

Northwest and Northern California Region Chair

Dustin is a 3L at Golden Gate University School of Law and is Bay Area born and raised. Before going to law school, he received a BA in Criminal Justice from San Francisco State University and worked for an AmeriCorps program, JusticeCorps, where he he

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Melissa Kliemann

Melissa Kliemann

Midwest Region I Chair

Melissa Kliemann is a 2L at Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, MI, where she is President of the Wayne OUTlaws and a board member of the Wayne Chapter of Law Students for Reproductive Justice. She is also an Associate Editor on The Journal o

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Charles C. McGinley II

Charles C. McGinley, II

Florida and Puerto Rico Region Chair

Charles C. McGinley, II is a second year law student at the University of Miami School of Law, where he serves as Co-President of OUTLaw, an organization that seeks to educate the law school community concerning gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender

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Annie Myers

Annie Myers

Midwest Region II Chair

Annie Myers is a 2L at John Marshall Law School in Chicago. She is currently serving as the Secretary/Treasurer of JMLS’s Gay and Lesbian Legal Alliance. Prior to law school, she received her B.A. from The University of Iowa in Political Science with a

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Sehzad Sooklall

Séhzad Sooklall

Northeastern Region Chair

Séhzad is currently a 2L at Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York City. He currently serves as treasurer for OUTlaw, Cardozo’s LGBTQ student organization. This past summer, Séhzad had the tremendous honor and privilege to pur

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