Midwest LGBTQ Law Conference

10th Annual Midwest LGBTQ Law Conference | After Marriage Equality

Washington University School of Law in St. Louis | Friday, February 20 and Saturday, February 21, 2015

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The Midwest LGBTQ Law Conference is an annual gathering of students, faculty, practitioners, and community members from the Midwest at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. Our goals are to present a diverse array of speakers from inside and outside the traditional legal community and facilitate real discussion about the status of LGBTQ rights.

The 10th Annual Midwest LGBTQ Conference will take place on Friday, February 20 and Saturday, February 21, 2015. Our conference is always free and open to members of the public.

Our conference provides free CLE credit for Missouri and Illinois. If you are admitted in another state, check with your state bar to see if you can transfer these credits.


Friday, February 20, 2015

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.:  Conference Registration

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.:  Professor Laurence R. Helfer, Duke University School of Law | LGBT Rights in International and Comparative Law: Progress and Contestation
Sponsored by Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard P.C. & Washington University Law Public Interest Law & Policy Speaker Series

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Networking and Welcome Reception | Award Ceremony
Sponsored by Thompson Coburn LLP

Saturday, February 21, 2015
Saturday Speakers Sponsored by Bryan Cave LLP

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Conference Registration

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: Chase Strangio | Staff Attorney | American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) LGBT & Aids Project

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Marc Solomon | National Campaign Director | Freedom to Marry | Where Do We Go From Here? Lessons From the Marriage Battles

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Lunch (Provided)

Book Signing | Winning Marriage: The Inside Story of How Same-Sex Couples Took on the Politicians and Pundits – and Won | Marc Solomon

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Carmen Berkley | Civil, Women, and Human Rights Director | American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) | Dreaming Together

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Ilona Turner | Legal Director | Transgender Law Center

8:00 p.m.: Night Out in the Grove
Sponsored by Edward Rasp

Thank You to Our Sponsors










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  • Gender Inclusive Bathroom Map: [PDF]


Past Conferences

MidwestLGBTQConferencelogo_final Midwest LGBTQ Law Conference | March 2014 Click Here to view a recap of the 2014 Midwest LGBTQ Law Conference.

2014-2015 Officers

Steve Alagna | salagna@wustl.edu
Joshua Sills | joshua.sills@wustl.edu

VP of Administration:
Evan Grant | evan.grant@wustl.edu

VP of Alumni Relations:
Ben Guthorn | bguthorn@wustl.edu

VP of Community Outreach:
Fajer Saeed | saeedf@wustl.edu

Tyler Fink | finkt@wustl.edu