LGBT Guys & Gals c/o 2018

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LGBT Guys & Gals c/o 2018

Postby whitespider » Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:47 pm

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~Resources For LGBT Applicants~

LSAC's LGBT Survey
Find out which schools have non-discrimination policies, LGBT student organizations,
LGBT faulty & admins, and LGBT related courses

http://www.lsac.org/jd/diversity-in-law-school/lgbt-overview/survey

The National LGBT Bar Association
http://lgbtbar.org/

The Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair
http://lgbtbar.org/annual/

The ABA's LGBT Diversity Page
http://www.americanbar.org/diversity/lesbian_gay_bisexual_transgender_lawyers.html

The Best Law Firms For LGBT Lawyers
Based on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index
http://abovethelaw.com/2012/11/the-best-law-firms-for-lgbt-lawyers/

T14 Schools' LGBT Student Groups
Yale OutLaws - http://www.law.yale.edu/stuorgs/YLSoutlaws.htm
Harvard Lamda Legal - http://www3.law.harvard.edu/orgs/lambda/
Standford Outlaw - https://www.law.stanford.edu/organizations/student-organizations/outlaw
Chicago Outlaw - http://outlaw.uchicago.edu/
Columbia OutLaws - http://www.columbia.edu/cu/gallsa/
NYU OUTLaw - http://www.law.nyu.edu/studentorganizations/outlaw
Penn Lambda Law - http://www.pennlawlambda.com/
Virginia Lambda Law Alliance - http://www.law.virginia.edu/html/students/studentorgs.htm#lambda
Berkeley Queer Caucus - http://queercaucus.wordpress.com/
Michigan Outlaws - http://www.umoutlaws.org/
Duke Outlaw - http://sites.duke.edu/outlaw/
Northwestern Outlaw - http://nlawoutlaw.tumblr.com/
Cornell Lambda - http://lgbtrc.cornell.edu/dos/cms/lgbt/organizations/grad/law.cfm
Georgetown Outlaw - http://georgetownlaw.orgsync.com/org/outlaw/prospective_students


This is a thread for LGBT students (and friends) to...

Network
Share Questions
Voice Concerns &
Detail Experiences,

Regarding Law School &
The Law School Admissions Process.


Current students and graduates are also welcome to share advice and answer questions about their school or alma mater.


Class of 2018, Lets Do This.
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Re: LGBT Guys & Gals c/o 2018

Postby Rigo » Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:56 pm

Checking in! :D

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Re: LGBT Guys & Gals c/o 2018

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:10 am

Yes pls

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Re: LGBT Guys & Gals c/o 2018

Postby whitespider » Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:23 pm

Welcome lads!

Feel free to post any additional links you think might be helpful and I'll get them added in.

I was going to add some schools' Outlaws/LGBT student groups, but realized almost all schools have them and it wouldn't be all that useful.

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Re: LGBT Guys & Gals c/o 2018

Postby RyGuy91 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 5:30 pm

Checking in as well! :)

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Re: LGBT Guys & Gals c/o 2018

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:05 pm

whitespider wrote:Welcome lads!

Feel free to post any additional links you think might be helpful and I'll get them added in.

I was going to add some schools' Outlaws/LGBT student groups, but realized almost all schools have them and it wouldn't be all that useful.


Yeah just make sure for interviews or essays you mention the right one. Some places have OutLaw and some have lambda law groups

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Re: LGBT Guys & Gals c/o 2018

Postby Rigo » Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:10 pm

Do you guys actually plan on writing a sexuality diversity statement?

I checked the box on LSAC so they'll see how I identify, but have mixed feelings on the diversity statement and whether they're necessary or even expected. Meh.

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Re: LGBT Guys & Gals c/o 2018

Postby Wingtip88 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:19 pm

I didn't even know where the option was on LSAC. A couple of my top school picks just opened up applications so I guess I'll have to go back and look.

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Re: LGBT Guys & Gals c/o 2018

Postby Rigo » Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:30 pm

Wingtip88 wrote:I didn't even know where the option was on LSAC. A couple of my top school picks just opened up applications so I guess I'll have to go back and look.


It's part of the CRS Preferences, actually.

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Re: LGBT Guys & Gals c/o 2018

Postby whitespider » Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:33 pm

Dirigo wrote:Do you guys actually plan on writing a sexuality diversity statement?


I'm definitely writing one. Law schools love diversity, and I'm more than happy to be a token if it means I outperform my numbers (however slightly).

I'm really aiming for public interest scholarships as well. Hopefully a PI-centric resume and personal statement will get the job done, but if not, being a member of a historically oppressed class couldn't hurt.

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Re: LGBT Guys & Gals c/o 2018

Postby Wingtip88 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:52 pm

Dirigo wrote:
Wingtip88 wrote:I didn't even know where the option was on LSAC. A couple of my top school picks just opened up applications so I guess I'll have to go back and look.


It's part of the CRS Preferences, actually.


Great, thanks!

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Re: LGBT Guys & Gals c/o 2018

Postby Rigo » Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:48 pm

"HAYYYYYY Liberty Law...."

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Re: LGBT Guys & Gals c/o 2018

Postby whitespider » Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:06 pm

Hah!

It's kind of sad... The worst thing about Liberty isn't even the religious nut-job factor, but the employmenTTT statistics.

29% LST score? Not even Jesus himself could help them get a job.

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Re: LGBT Guys & Gals c/o 2018

Postby Rigo » Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:11 pm

Stop lying.
HYSL or bust.

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Postby Mack.Hambleton » Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:33 pm

Dirigo wrote:Do you guys actually plan on writing a sexuality diversity statement?

I checked the box on LSAC so they'll see how I identify, but have mixed feelings on the diversity statement and whether they're necessary or even expected. Meh.


it won't make much of a difference for admissions really, but if you have something good to write (e.g. overcoming adversity or heavy involvement in the LGBT community) it's worth writing one IMO

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Re: LGBT Guys & Gals c/o 2018

Postby Rigo » Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:39 pm

james.bungles wrote:
Dirigo wrote:Do you guys actually plan on writing a sexuality diversity statement?

I checked the box on LSAC so they'll see how I identify, but have mixed feelings on the diversity statement and whether they're necessary or even expected. Meh.


it won't make much of a difference for admissions really, but if you have something good to write (e.g. overcoming adversity or heavy involvement in the LGBT community) it's worth writing one IMO


What if you just know all the Real Housewives tag lines? That has to be a good soft, no?

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Re: LGBT Guys & Gals c/o 2018

Postby whitespider » Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:54 pm

I'd love to hear from any current students that wrote a LGBT diversity statement and find out if they feel it helped them outperform their numbers.

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Postby AOT » Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:24 am

Whoop, hey y'all :)

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Postby AOT » Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:28 am

Dirigo wrote:Do you guys actually plan on writing a sexuality diversity statement?

I checked the box on LSAC so they'll see how I identify, but have mixed feelings on the diversity statement and whether they're necessary or even expected. Meh.


I've thought about it. I'm African and LGBT so I might make my diversity statement focus around that, rather than just talking about how gay I am and being done with it. I doubt it would hurt, especially if you have an story that's actually interesting to go with it.

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Postby chuckbass » Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:35 am

Aw, little gay 0Ls how cute 8)

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Postby Alhe5015 » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:44 am

Hey hey everyone just checking in

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Re: LGBT Guys & Gals c/o 2018

Postby whitespider » Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:59 pm

Initial post has been updated to include links to all T14 LGBT student groups. I will try to do the full T1 when time allows.

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Re: LGBT Guys & Gals c/o 2018

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:32 pm

whitespider wrote:Initial post has been updated to include links to all T14 LGBT student groups. I will try to do the full T1 when time allows.



Nice job!

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Re: LGBT Guys & Gals c/o 2018

Postby Attax » Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:36 pm

whitespider wrote:I'd love to hear from any current students that wrote a LGBT diversity statement and find out if they feel it helped them outperform their numbers.


I wrote diversity statement. I outperformed my numbers.

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Re: LGBT Guys & Gals c/o 2018

Postby Attax » Tue Sep 09, 2014 8:38 pm

Texas: http://www.utexas.edu/law/orgs/outlaw/

I like it b/c OUTLaw

Also if I find our cute shirt I'll post it.



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