MLaw's LGBTQ Student Organization Since 1981
Keane is a 1L and is the Co-Chair of Outlaws. He's spent most of his life in Michigan. He completed his undergrad in music at Michigan State University and then braved the 60-mile drive from East Lansing to Ann Arbor for the next step in his educational career. Prior to law school, Keane worked for Michigan State's main library in Patron Services, the department formally known as Circulation. When he's not diligently studying, Keane enjoys listening to opera, napping with his cat, and watching Drag Race.
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Michael is a 1L and one of the 2019 Gayla Chairs. Raised in a small town in the Midwest, he took a detour to the East Coast for college and to work as a consultant and then took another detour to Vietnam and China to teach English. So he regards coming to AA for law school as a homecoming in multiple senses. He's looking forward to putting on a unifying Gayla to provide an inclusive mentoring platform, which has been one of his longtime interests. Aside from mentoring, he's interested in wandering, stumbling upon hidden gems, and staying hydrated. What he's not interested in is writing in third person.
Richard is a 1L and Co-Pro-Bono chair for 2018-2019. He was born on base in Fort Benning, GA (Army brats where you at?) and grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. After a wonderfully warm sojourn getting an AB in Public Policy at Duke University and doing postgrad research on migration in South Texas, he found himself right back in the mitten for law school. After these three years, Richard will be joining the Army JAG corps to complete his service obligation, and after THAT, the sky’s the limit. In his free time (while not napping or procrastinating), Richard enjoys all things performance, hitting the gym, playing portal 2 with friends, and getting into nature.
Sofie is a 2L and and Outlaw's treasurer. Before attending law school Sofie got her degree in criminology from Pennsylvania State University. She previously grew up on Long Island (does not know the Long Island medium). This past summer she worked at the UM innocence clinic. She enjoys podcasts, TV lesbians and naps.
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Joe is a 1L and is the Devlopment & Mentorship chair for Outlaws. He grew up in New England but is proud to be a future Double Wolverine. He moved to Washington, DC after getting his bachelor's degree in political science from Michigan (typical!) and spent close to five years working on Capitol Hill while holding down a side gig as a barista on the weekends. When he's not staking out study spots at one of Ann Arbor's many fine coffee shops, he enjoys running, pretending to know how to cook, and convincing his friends to accompany him on architectural home tours.
Dillon is a 1L and our Academic Chair. He’s from Peachtree City, Georgia and is glad to be adopting the Midwest as home. After graduating from Georgia Tech where he served as Student Body President, he earned his LL.M. in Amsterdam on a Fulbright Scholarship and then worked as a policy fellow at the D.C. think tank, New America. In his free time, you can find him running or practicing yoga, reading N.K. Jemisin’s latest fantasy series, or reliving his child-actor days with an improv or musical performance.
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Alex is a 2L and Co Chair of Outlaws. She grew up in Massachusetts, but lived in New Orleans for five years before law school. Alex interned last summer at the National LGBTQ Taskforce in DC and will be spending this summer working for the National Center for Lesbian Rights in San Francisco. She plans to focus on queer and trans issues throughout her career, with a focus on criminal justice reform. Alex has a passion for glitter, Trader Joes, naps and candy. She is only attending law school as part of the long con to impress Judge Judy and become her lawfully wedded wife (shout out to Obergefell).
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Mark is a 1L and one of the Gala Chairs for 2019. He was born in Manila but grew up in South Florida, so he escaped the humidity to attend Harvard in Massachusetts. After graduating, he spent a year as a legal analyst in Chicago and then a year in Tokyo as a Biology instructor before coming to law school. He enjoys sushi buffets, Ariana Grande, and the Real Housewives, and he aspires to be one someday.
Michael is a 2L and the Gala Chair for 2018. He is Iowa born and raised, but went to the big city for undergrad at the University of Chicago. During his gap year, Michael worked for a law professor in Chicago. He spent his 1L summer working at Weil, Gotshal and Manges in New York. Outside of law, Michael enjoys anything history-related (especially the Byzantine Empire), watching professional tennis, and making music on the oboe and duduk.
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Kate is a 1L and a Co-Pro-Bono Chair (say that five times fast). She graduated from Rhodes College with a degree in International Relations before completing a Fulbright ETA in Taiwan and a master’s degree at the London School of Economics. She then returned to her home state to work for a few years at the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi, where her primary foci were LGBT and gender equality, and voting rights. In her spare time, Kate likes to dress her cat Audie in ridiculous costumes, take classes at the Ann Arbor Arts Center, and convert new friends to Black Mirror-watchers.
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Nell is a 1L and the Communications Chair. She grew up in New Jersey, graduated from Hamilton College with a degree in economics, and prior to law school worked as a barista and as a paralegal. Outside class she likes knitting, reading science fiction and baking sourdough bread.
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Marlee is a 1L and the OUTLaws’ social chair. She comes from either upstate or downstate New York, depending on who you ask. After graduating from SUNY New Paltz with a degree in marketing she served with AmeriCorps in Montana. She then worked at a small law firm in New York for a year and a half before heading to law school. Marlee lives with her two dogs (who are always up for a play date) and a growing collection of houseplants. She enjoys naps, podcasts, rewatching The L Word for the 100th time, and climbing at Planet Rock.
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