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Faculty Advisor: Professor Sacha Coupet

OUTLaw is the voice for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgendered, and queer law students, faculty members, and their allies at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Founded in the Fall of 2006, OUTLaw is dedicated to providing a welcoming environment for LGBTQ law students and faculty, and advocating for issues that are specific to the LGBTQ community both within the law school and the greater legal community.

2014/2015 Executive Board:

President: Shana Jackson

I am a graduate of Hampton University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. I am interest in Child/Family Law and Juvenile Justice. At Loyola, I have chosen to pursue a duel degree in Social Work and Law. I chose Loyola not only because of their Jesuit tradition of Social Justice, but because of their focus on practical skills and field learning. I hope to work with youth in the Juvenile system and low and middle income families with issues that effect their daily lives. As a candidate for graduation, I am truly grateful for the education and support I have received from the faculty and staff at Loyola. 

Vice President: Juliane Johnson

Secretary: Ara Kernan

Ara attended undergrad at Loyola University Chicago, and he majored in classical civilization, political science, and history, in addition to minoring in anthropology.  He chose Loyola for law school due his undergrad experience and his desire to stay in Chicago. He is interested in international and soft intellectual property law.

Community Outreach/Social Chair: Gavin Quinn

University of Illinois at Chicago
Criminology, Law, and Justice/Political Science
Area of Interest: Criminal Law

Why Loyola?

Even as a Lutheran, I admired Loyola's Jesuit mission of "expand[ing] knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice and faith." Since I've been at Loyola I've noticed a great sense of community. In something like law school, an often hyper competitive setting, Loyola has provided a community of many people working together to do great things rather than many people working against each other to try and do great things for themselves. Its these types of attitudes that brought me to Loyola.

Contact - gquinn1@luc.edu

Education Chairperson: Alexis Rangel

I received my Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Sam Houston State University, and I am now pursuing a dual degree J.D. and Master of Public Policy here at Loyola. I plan on using my education to evaluate and design public policy in a way that is just for marginalized communities, including our own LGBT community. From the very start of the application process Loyola showed me that this was a school that valued my individual experience, aspirations, and success. The care and encouragement I received from faculty, staff, and students before I even paid my deposit made it clear that not only had I found the education I was seeking, but that I had found my new home.

Contact - arangel2@luc.edu

LAGBAC Student Representative: Erik (Max) Senn 

Community Links

Lesbian and Gay Bar Association of Chicago - www.chilagbac.org

Lambda Legal Defense - www.lambdalegal.org

ACLU - www.aclu.org

Human Rights Campaign - www.hrc.org

Marriage Equality - www.marriageequality.org

Gay and Lesbian Advocate Defenders (GLAD) - www.glad.org

Lavender Law - www.lavenderlaw.org

 Equality Illinois - www.equalityillinois.org

Gender Advocates - www.genderadvocates.org

National Lesbian and Gay Law Association - www.nlgla.org

Area LGBT Law Student Groups

University of Chicago OutLaw: http://outlaw.uchicago.edu/

Northwestern OUTLaw: www.law.northwestern.edu/lga/

Chicago-Kent Lambdas: www.kentlaw.edu/student_orgs/lambda/

DePaul Outlaws: http://www.law.depaul.edu/student_life/student_activities/orgs_journals_detail.asp?id=161

John Marshall OUTLaw: http://www.jmls.edu/students/organizations/outlaw/


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