This year’s annual Lavender Law Conference is being held in San Francisco September 4-6. Bowen Lambda President Mike Lauro and Vice President Kayce Green will be attending the conference, sponsored by the National Lesbian and Gay Law Association (NLGLA), of which Bowen Lambda is a registered member as of Summer 2008. This 20th Anniversary conference promises a variety of events, topics, speakers and opportunities. In addition to career services such as job search strategies and career counseling, two events are geared specifically for law schools.
In “Making Law Schools a Welcoming Place for LGBT Students,” the LSAC will present their findings that assess the Law School climate for LGBT Students. Another workshop called “From FAIR (v. Rumsfeld) to Equal: The Top Five Things Law Students Can Do to Address the Discrimination Inherent in the Solomon Amendment” promises to equip law students with tools to advocate for the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” And, of course, there is a law student ice cream social. At other times during the conference there will be many concurrent workshops on various topics.
Finally, attendees get to experience three general attendance discussion panels:
- The Way We Were: Legal Issues in Our Community, A History
- Bias in the Legal Profession: Intersections of Gender, Race, Nationality, and Sexual Orientation
- Legal Issues Facing Our Community in 2008-2012 – Where We’re Going and How We Will Keep Winning!
To learn more about the Lavender Law Conference, visit http://www.lavenderlaw.org. You can view information about the full program schedule, career fair, sponsors and recruiters, and photos from previous conferences. The Bowen Lambda team is making plans to bring you updates and photos from Lavender Law 2008 on the Bowen Lambda website.