Midwest LGBTQ Law Conference

12th Annual Midwest LGBTQ Law Conference | Protecting LGBTQ+ Progress in Challenging Times

Washington University School of Law | St. Louis, Missouri

Friday, March 3rd, & Saturday, March 4th, 2017

Up To 6.0 Free Hours Of CLE Credit

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ABOUT THE 2017 MIDWEST LGBTQ LAW CONFERENCE

Join students, faculty, practitioners, and community members from the greater Midwest at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis to discuss efforts to protect and preserve the progress our community has made.

The Midwest LGBTQ Law Conference is free, open to members of the public, and provides free Missouri CLEs for lawyers. We also feature an employer networking reception on Friday, March 3rd, at 4:00 PM in the Crowder Courtyard at Washington University Law. Employers interested in participating in the employer networking reception on Friday, March 3rd should register for the conference below and indicate their attendance at the reception.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Friday, March 3rd, 1pm, Bryan Cave Courtroom, Anheuser-Busch Hall

Chai Feldblum | Commissioner, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

“Protecting LGBTQ+ Progress in Challenging Times”

Followed by a panel discussion with Professors Susan Appleton, Adrienne Davis, Pauline Kim, Greg Magarian, and Karen Tokarz, Washington University School of Law

Saturday, March 4th

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan | Former LGBT Community Liaison, The White House

SCHEDULE

Friday, March 3, 2017

All events in Anheuser-Busch Hall (the law school)

Free Parking On Campus in Yellow Zones After 5 PM | MetroLink: U. City-Big Bend

Keynote Speaker* | Chai Feldblum | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

“Protecting LGBTQ+ Progress in Challenging Times”

Sponsored by Capes Sokol

Reaction Panel: “Civil Rights at Risk”* | Professors Susan Appleton, Adrienne Davis, Pauline Kim, Greg Magarian, and Karen Tokarz | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Progressive Advocacy Coalition Panel: “Fighting Together”* | Moderator: Mindy Mazur, Principal at GPS Impact | PROMO Executive Director Steph Perkins | American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri Executive Director Jeffrey Mittman | Denise Lieberman, Senior Attorney and Co-Director of the Power & Democracy Program at the Advancement Project | Missouri Jobs with Justice | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sponsored by Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard

Networking Reception | 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Sponsored by Thompson Coburn

Night Out in The Grove, St. Louis’ LGBTQ District | 8:00 pm | Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery, 4465 Manchester Ave

Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery, 4465 Manchester Ave

Saturday March 4th, 2017

Registration and Breakfast | 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Awards Presentation | 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Sponsored by Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale

Founders of OUTLaw at Washington University School of Law:

Kim Blankenship
Jay Fisk
John Lapham
Julia Weber
Sheila Pont

Keynote Speaker* Raffi Freedman-Gurspan | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Legal Name Change & Document Updating Clinic | Facilitated by Metro Trans Umbrella Group & PROMO | 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Break | 1:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Lunch | 1:45 pm – 3:00 pm

“Repeal & Replace: Potential Consequences of Repeal of the Affordable Care Act for the LGBTQ+ Community”* | Moderator: Professor Elizabeth Sepper, Panelists: Professors Sidney Watson and Fred Rottnek | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sponsored by SLU Law OUTLaws & Washington University School of Law American Constitution Society

*1.2 Hours of Free CLE Credit Offered Per Event

REGISTRATION

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 THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS AND SPONSORS

Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard

Capes Sokol

Thompson Coburn

Husch Blackwell

Lewis Rice

Armstrong Teasdale

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale

Polsinelli

Edward H. Rasp III

Metro Trans Umbrella Group

Trans Education Service of St. Louis

Public Interest Law & Policy Speaker Series

Washington University School of Law Center for Career Development

Washington University School of Law Student Bar Association

Washington University School of Law Public Service Advisory Board

Washington University School of Law American Constitution Society

LOGISTICS AND TRAVEL INFORMATION

  • Hotels and Travel Information: [link]
  • Campus Parking: [link]
  • Public Transportation: [link]
  • Gender Inclusive Bathroom Map: [link]

 

PREVIOUS CONFERENCES

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11th Annual Midwest LGBTQ Law Conference | February 2016 | Rights Beyond Borders

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10th Annual Midwest LGBTQ Law Conference | March 2015 | After Marriage Equality

Click Here to view a recap of the 2015 Midwest LGBTQ Law Conference

9th Annual Midwest LGBTQ Law Conference | March 2014 | New Frontiers

Click Here to view a recap of the 2014 Midwest LGBTQ Law Conference

2016-2017 OUTLaw Officers

Co-Presidents: 
Jesse Doggendorf | jdoggen@wustl.edu
Sergio Ibarra | ibarra@wustl.edu

Secretary: 
Marie Stephens | marie.stephens@wustl.edu

Treasurer: 
Elizabeth Doyon | edoyon@wustl.edu

WashULaw OUTLaw Contact Information