The National LGBTQ+ Bar’s Law Student Congress is the only national LGBTQ+ law student organization in the nation. It is involved in organizing the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association’s Annual Lavender Law® Conference & Career Fair and administering the annual Michael Greenberg Writing Competition and Student Leadership Award. The Law Student Congress promotes regional and national interaction between LGBTQ+ law students and lawyers and helps LGBTQ+ students build contacts within the profession. It also engages in activism of concern to law students.
The Law Student Congress is led by an Executive Board, with two Co-Chairs (who shall be either 2L or 3L law students), a Secretary (who shall be either a 1L or a 2L law student), and a number of at-large Board Members which may range from 4-8 (At-Large members may be either 1L, 2L or 3L law students). All Executive Board members shall be active law student members of the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association. The Executive Board sets the agenda for the Law Student Congress, in conjunction with and with the support of the Chief Program Officer of the National LGBTQ+ Bar.
The Executive Board meets on a monthly basis from August through June. The Co-Chairs shall call an annual meeting of the Congress, to be held in person during the National LGBTQ+ Bar’s Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair, and at least one mid-year meeting per year, to be held via teleconference or video conference. All law student members of the National LGBTQ+ Bar and all members of Law School Affiliate groups are eligible to attend such meetings. Any Law School Affiliate chair or any active law student member of the National LGBTQ+ Bar may contact the Co-Chairs or the Secretary to request a special meeting.
The Law Student Congress meets several times a year, including at least one in-person meeting at the annual LGBTQ+ Bar Lavender Law® Conference in the summer and at least two additional phone meetings over the course of the year. Regional Chairs are expected to attend these meetings; all other student members of the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association are members of the Law Student Congress and may participate in these meetings.
For more information about the Student Congress, please contact Co-Chairs Danielle LeGrand and Mari Nemec.
Law Student Congress Board
Co-ChairGeorge Mason University Law School
Co-ChairUniversity of Arizona College of Law
At-Large MemberRutgers Law School
At-Large MemberSanta Clara University School of Law
At-Large MemberGonzaga University School of Law
At-Large MemberFordham University School of Law
At-Large MemberUniversity of Detroit Mercy School of Law
At-Large MemberUniversity of Nevada Las Vegas School of Law
At-Large MemberUniversity of Pennsylvania Law School
At-Large MemberUniversity of Wyoming College of Law
At-Large MemberLewis & Clark Law School