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Lavender Law 2018

Hi OutLaw!

The National LGBT Bar Association will host the 30th Annual Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair in New York City this August 7 -10 (week after OCI).

Lavender Law brings together legal professionals and allies from around the country to engage in conversations about diversity, LGBT representation, and the challenges of the profession.  Additionally, the conference hosts a career fair that has drawn over 170 recruiters from law firms, corporations, government agencies, and non-profits. Overall, the conference is a fantastic opportunity to network with employers, meet other LGBT legal professionals, and participate in conversations on cutting-edge issues.

Duke OutLaw is currently working on making it possible for all interested Duke Law students (JDs and LLMs) to attend the conference.  We will work with DBA, Student Affairs, the Career Center, and law firms to get funding.  We also plan on reaching out to different law firms for office visits and receptions during those days.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Gustavo.ruiz@lawnet.duke.edu


Dates:  August 7 – 10, 2018

Location: New York City

Sample Events from 2017 Conference:

  • Sessions:
    • From the Voting Rights Act to Redistricting
    • Beyond Justice
  • Workshops:
    • Transgender Rights and Bathroom Access: Expanding the Conversation
    • Immigration Laws and Crossing Borders: What Multinational Same-Sex Couples Need to Know about Migrating the Globe
    • Tips for Succeeding as a Lesbian Attorney at a Big Law Firm or Company
    • Welcome Home: The Fight for LGBT Friendly Housing
    • HIV Treatment and Prevention in the Trump Era: An Update
    • Jury Selection and Anti-LGBT Bias
    • Out and Proud in Finance Law

2018 Recruiting Firms & Companies (sample)

  • Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • Arnold & Porter LLP
  • Baker Botts L.L.P.
  • Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • CBS Corporation/Showtime Networks Inc.
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • Covington & Burling LLP
  • Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Hogan Lovells US LLP
  • K&L Gates LLP
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • MetLife
  • Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
  • Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
  • O’Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
  • Target Corporation
  • Venable LLP
  • Verizon
  • Vinson & Elkins LLP
  • Walmart Legal
  • Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
  • Winston & Strawn LLP

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