Events and offerings

OutLaws sponsors a suite of programming every year, including:


  • Blood drive tabling protesting bans against blood donations from men who have sex with men.
  • Coming Out Day dinner
  • Discussions implementation of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
  • Panels discussing the deconstruction of DOMA and its effect on same-sex binational couples
  • Programming centered around bullying and LGBT students’ rights
  • Pro bono opportunities with organizations focused on LGBT issues
  • Film screenings focusing on gender, sexuality, and queer issues, including (A)sexual, How to Survive a Plague, and Pariah.

Professional development:

  • Dinners with law firms
  • LGBT Bar Association’s Lavender Law Conference
  • Mentoring programs
  • Out in the Workplace dinner
  • Resume review workshops
  • Mock callback practice sessions with Kirkland & Ellis
  • An intimate discussion with Morrison & Foerster’s openly gay firm chair, Keith Wetmore, and other LGBT leaders of departments, firms, and companies
  • Non-profit and government agency dinner
  • Graduation party
  • Mixers with other Columbia graduate schools
  • Mixers with NYC-area law schools
  • Peer Mentoring
  • OutLaws’ Library
  • Database listing professors of Outlaws’ members
  • Outlines, Cover Letter, and Resume Bank

Current schedule

For a full run-down of our events, please access our OutLaws Google calendar.