The National LGBT Bar Association’s LEAD Academy
Training LGBTQ+ and ally law students on
Legal Equality And Diversity
This 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 consists of three main components:
- LGBTQ+ legal and cultural advocacy;
- How to implement a commitment to LGBTQ+ 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;
- Mentoring and networking with our diverse, experienced faculty of lawyers from a wide breadth of legal sectors and personal experiences.
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!
The 2021 LEAD Academy will be held the week before the 2021 Lavender Law® Conference & Career Fair on Friday, July 23. Faculty and agenda will be announced in the summer.
Applications will close on July 2, 2021. Advance research work is required: as a result, applications received after this date cannot be accepted.