Michigan Law Outlaws

MLaw's LGBTQ Student Organization Since 1981


Feb
11
to Feb 12

Name Change Clinic

Join Outlaws in working with Michigan's LGBTQ community for our annual Name Change Clinic! Brief training session will take place on Feb. 1 from 12pm-1pm. Contact Shirin or Josh for more information.

Where: Jim Toy Center, 319 Braun Ct.

When: 11:00am–4pm

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Jan
27
12:00pm12:00pm

OUT in Big Law Lunch Panel

Outlaws has invited LGBTQ attorneys from three law firms (Covington, D.C.; Kirkland, Chicago; O'Melveny, L.A.) to come speak and share their experiences of being out and working in big law. Come ask questions and learn about firm diversity!

Where: 1225 SH

When: 12pm

 

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Oct
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

Kevin E. Kennedy Fellowship Gala

The purpose of the Kevin E. Kennedy Fellowship Gala is to encourage LGBTQ law students to pursue careers in the public interest or non-profit sector, where they can contribute to and support the interests of the LGBTQ community through their legal careers. Last year was our inaugural Gala and Outlaws was able to provide scholarships for four 1Ls to work in internships that focused on LGBTQ issues. 

This year's banquet will take place on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at The Michigan League from 7-10PM and will feature Denise Brogan-Kator from the Family Equality Council as our keynote speaker. At the banquet, we will honor the 2016 recipients of the Spectrum Fellowship and the Kevin E. Kennedy Public Interest Fellowship.

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Aug
28
12:30pm12:30pm

FIRST EVENT OF THE YEAR: Informal Meet-and-Greet Picnic

WELCOME TO MLAW OUTLAWS!

Join Outlaws for our first event of the year to greet new folks and see old friends. Meet the 2016-2017 Board and hear about upcoming Outlaws programming.

What: Informal drop-in picnic

When: Wednesday, August 31st (time TBD)

Where: TBD (don't worry, it will be real close to the Lawyers Club)

Who: EVERYONE IS INVITED! LGBTQ folks, allies, friends, roommates, etc.

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Mar
29
11:55am11:55am

Breaking the Stigma: The Current State of HIV/AIDS Laws in the U.S.

Breaking the Stigma: 

The Current State of HIV/AIDS Laws in the U.S.
 

When: 11:55 AM

Where: Hutchins Hall 250


A discussion with Jay Kaplan of the MI ACLU and Founder of the HIV/AIDS Advocacy Program at the Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service. Jay will be discussing the need for modernization of criminal laws against people with HIV/AIDS and how these laws uniquely impact people of color within the LGBTQ community.

LUNCH SERVED! 

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Mar
29
10:00am10:00am

FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL HIV TESTING

FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL HIV TESTING

When: 10:00am - 3:00pm

Where: Outlaws/WLSA Office Area (same alcove as LSSS gear sales)

UHS will be conducting FREE and CONFIDENTIAL HIV rapid tests. It only takes 20 minutes to know your status. Stop by to reserve a time slot on the sign-up sheet in the alcove or drop by for a walk-in appt (if available). 

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Mar
22
11:45am11:45am

Dying Words: The AIDS Reporting of Jeff Schmalz and How It Transformed The New York Times

Join Outlaws for a discussion with celebrated journalist and professor

Samuel Freedman, co-author of the new book

Dying Words: The AIDS Reporting of Jeff Schmalz and How It Transformed The New York Times

WHEN: TUESDAY at 11:50am

WHERE: HH 138

FOOD: DELICIOUS NON-PIZZA LUNCH

Jeff Schmalz, a celebrated young journalist at the New York Times, was diagnosed with AIDS 25 years ago after collapsing at his desk at the Times. The disease set him on a new course, one that eventually changed the way "the paper of record", and many others around the country, wrote about AIDS and about the lives of LGBTQ people. 

Professor Samuel Freedman is an award-winning author, columnist for The New York Times, and professor at Columbia's School of Journalism. 

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Feb
6
11:00am11:00am

Big Gay Brunching with Outlaws (free)

What: Brunch for everyone

Why: Self-explanatory

Where: Phid House

When: 11:00am - 2:00pm

How: Please simply bring a refreshment to share

RELAX, IT'S JUST BRUNCH. ALL ARE WELCOME.

FREE-RANGE EGGS. WHOLE GRAIN PANCAKES. FRESH-PICKED FRUIT. DELICATE FRENCH PASTRIES. DECADENT SWISS CHOCOLATE.*

*Or near-equivalent products from Costco of Ann Arbor. 

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Jan
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

Deconstructing Islamophobia

Check out this timely and important event by the Muslim Law Student Association in conjunction with the Educational Environment Committee. 

Deconstructing Islamophobia

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 6:00-8:00pm

1225 South Hall

Recent events have cast a shadow on the Muslim community bringing issues of Islamophobia to the forefront of national conversation. This event seeks to provide a brief overview of the basic tenets of Islam and to foster understanding of what it means to be Muslim within our community. Discussion will include the recent wave of Islamophobia, the rhetoric of hate and exclusion used against American Muslims, and what you can do to help.

Panelists:

  • Rana Elmir, ACLU of Michigan Deputy Director; 
  • Najah Bazzy, RN, founder and Executive Director of Zaman International; 
  • Omar El-Halwagi, Co-President Muslim Law Students Association
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