QLaw is a student organization dedicated to serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) community, and straight allies, at the University of Wisconsin Law School. We strive to make the Law School a more open, hospitable, and welcoming environment for LGBTQ students and allies–regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity–through collaboration with the administration and other student organizations. We work with the Law School’s Admissions & Financial Aid Department to recruit LGBTQ law students and ensure that the Wisconsin Law School is an LGBTQ-friendly environment.
We seek to educate the Law School community by increasing LGBTQ visibility and raising awareness of issues that affect us, while providing support and networking opportunities for LGBTQ law students. We host events designed to facilitate discussion of LGBTQ-related legal issues and host social events to foster community among our membership. We also maintain a listserv and facebook page which serve to disseminate information of interest to Wisconsin Law’s LGBTQ law students.
Ultimately, we aim for a diverse organization that reflects the composition of the larger community of LGBTQ people and their allies. Everyone is welcome to participate. If you have any questions about QLaw or the University of Wisconsin Law School, please feel free to contact us.