Midwest LGBTQ Law Conference

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11th Annual Midwest LGBTQ Law Conference | Rights Beyond Borders

Washington University School of Law | St. Louis, Missouri

Friday, February 19 & Saturday, February 20, 2016

Free Missouri and Illinois CLE [Hours TBD]

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ABOUT THE 2016 MIDWEST LGBTQ LAW CONFERENCE

Join law students, faculty, practitioners and community members from the greater Midwest region at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis to discuss contemporary legal issues affecting the LGBTQ community. The 2016 conference will explore LGBTQ rights across international borders.

The Midwest LGBTQ Law Conference is free, open to members of the public, and provides Missouri and Illinois CLE. We also feature an employer networking reception on Friday, February 19 at 5:00 PM in the Crowder Courtyard at Washington University Law.

Employers interested in participating in the employer networking reception on Friday, February 19, should register for the conference below and indicate their attendance at the reception.

REGISTRATION

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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Friday, February 19, 2016

Dr. Frank Mugisha | Executive Director, Sexual Minorities Uganda | Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and Recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Dane Lewis | Executive Director, Jamaica Forum of Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays | Co-Chair, Caribbean Forum for Liberation and Acceptance of Genders and Sexualities

SPEAKERS/PANELISTS

Pooja Gehi | Executive Director, National Lawyer’s Guild | Former Director of Immigrant Justice, Sylvia Rivera Law Project 

Clement Lee | Staff Attorney, Detention Program, Immigration Equality

Estrella Sánchez | Activist, Trans Latina Coalition

Dredge Byung’chu Kang | Post Doctoral Fellow in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Washington University in St. Louis

SCHEDULE

Friday, February 19, 2016

[Free Parking On Campus in Yellow Zones After 5 PM]

Registration | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Welcome and Opening Remarks | 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Keynote Speaker | Dr. Frank Mugisha | 3:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Networking Reception | Sponsored by Thompson Coburn | 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 *** Dinner Break (On Your Own) ***

Night Out in the Grove, St. Louis’ LGBTQ District | 9:00 pm

Saturday, February 20, 2016

[Free Parking On Campus in Yellow Zones All Day]

Registration and Breakfast | 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks | 10:00 am – 10:10 am

Immigration Panel | Pooja Gehi, Clement Lee, & Estrella Sánchez | 10:10 am – 11:15 am

*** Mid Morning Break ***

Keynote Speaker | Dane Lewis | 11:30 am – 12:35 pm

Awards Presentation | 12:35 pm – 12:50 pm

Lunch and Breakout Sessions | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Dredge Byung’chu Kang | 2:10 pm – 3:10 pm

Closing Remarks | 3:10 pm – 3:20 pm

THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS AND SPONSORS

Thompson Coburn LLP

Armstrong Teasdale LLP

Husch Blackwell LLP

Lewis Rice LLC

Capes Sokol Goodman & Sarachan PC

Edward H. Rasp III

Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute 

Charles and Bunny Burson Student Activities Fund

Washington University Law Public Interest Law and Policy Speaker Series

Washington University Center for Diversity and Inclusion

Washington University Law Center for Career Development

Washington University Law Student Bar Association

+PLUS (People Like Us)

Washington University Law American Constitution Society

Saint Louis University Law OUTLaws

 

LOGISTICS AND TRAVEL INFORMATION

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  • Gender Inclusive Bathroom Map: [link]

 

PREVIOUS CONFERENCES

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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

2015-2016 OUTLaw Officers

Co-Presidents:
Brigid Hurn-Maloney | b.hurn-maloney@wustl.edu
Kevin Flannery | kevin.flannery@wustl.edu

Secretary:
Jae Ryu | jae.ryu@wustl.edu

Treasurer:
Jesse Deggendorf | jdoggen@wustl.edu

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