OUTLaw is the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex law student group. Our mission is twofold: to promote a sense of community among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex law students and to educate the W&L School of Law, University, and Lexington communities about the legal issues facing LGBTI individuals.
In order to create a sense of community and a safe, welcoming environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex law students, OUTLaw puts on social events for our members, works on events with the undergraduate W&L GLBT Equality Initiative, and holds regular meetings. OUTLaw seeks to insure that the experience of every LGBTI person and of their straight friends and allies at Washington and Lee University School of Law is a positive one.
OUTlaw's educational and informational mission takes a number of forms. OUTLaw sponsors speakers on specific issues of law facing LGBTI people. We also co-sponsor debates and panels discussing legal issues that relate to the LGBTI community. Finally, OUTLaw engages in informational campaigns and respectful, informative protests to increase awareness of the great obstacles facing LGBTI individuals. All of these activities are presented to and are open to the law school, the University, and the Lexington community.
OUTLaw looks forward to continuing its mission in the future, and is open to participation and support from people of all different viewpoints, backgrounds, and walks of life as long as they support the dignity and equality of LGBTI individuals.