LEAD Academy

The National LGBT Bar Association’s LEAD Academy
Training LGBTQ+ and ally law students on Legal Equality And Diversity

Hosted by inaugural sponsor Reed Smith LLP
August 6, 2019

This year, the LGBT Bar is launching our inaugural LEAD Academy the day prior to the 2019 Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This innovative new academy is designed to provide engaged LGBTQ+ and ally law students with the tools they need to create change in and through the legal profession. The LEAD Academy will have three main components:

  • An overview of LGBTQ+ history;
  • The legal developments in the ongoing LGBTQ+ rights movement;
  • How to implement a commitment to LBGTQ+ equality in a legal career at a solo, small/medium, or large firm, as in-house counsel, in a government position, or in impact litigation.

This Academy is designed to get you up to speed with the legal framework of the LGBTQ+ movement so you are prepared to be an advocate after leaving law school – no matter what area of law you practice or where you practice law!

Build lasting connections with other students and with experienced legal professionals, gain the knowledge you need to make a difference, and prepare to lead the next generation of LGBTQ+ legal advocates!

Apply below. Application will close on June 15. Please contact info@lgbtbar.org for more information. 


L.E.A.D. Academy Application

  • Membership is required upon acceptance. Need-based scholarships are available.
  • Examples: He/Him/His; She/Her; They/Them/Their
  • We cannot provide funding for travel or hotel stay for the LGBT Bar's Annual Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair.