Student Leadership Award

The National LGBT Bar Association’s Student Leadership Award is the organization’s highest honor for law students. The award recognizes a law student who has demonstrated leadership within their school and in the surrounding community, especially in the area of LGBTQ+ equality. The winner will be awarded with free registration for the 2019 Annual Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair where they will be officially recognized and a congratulatory plaque.

Nominations will open on January 2, 2019 and close on April 1, 2019. Please click here to learn more about this award and how to nominate an individual.


Previous Awards:

  • 2017

    Winner – Christopher “Tripp” Zanetis, Stanford Law School
    First Runner-up – Andy Blevins, Willamette University
    Second Runner-up – Beck Zucker, The George Washington University Law School

  • 2016

    Winner – Joshua Treybig, Seattle University School of Law
    Winner – Kathleen Cullum, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

  • 2015

    Winner – Adam Grogan, Albany Law School
    Winner –Paul Sautter-Walker, Albany Law School

  • 2014

    Winner – Deborah Lolai, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
    Runner-up – Brenna Ragghianti, Elon University School of Law

  • 2013

    Winner – Mieko Failey, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
    Runner-up – Elizabeth Dooley, Stanford Law School

  • 2012

    Winner – Michelle Garcia, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law
    Runner-up – Adam Chang, University of Hawaii, Manoa

  • 2011

    Winner – Jason C. Beekman, Cornell Law School
    Runner-up – Ashland Johnson, University of Georgia School of Law

  • 2010

    Winner – C. Hays Burchfield, University of Mississippi
    Runner-up – Danielle Hawkes, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law