Our goals are to provide a community for LGBTQ-identified people within YLS, to provide opportunities and connections for members of the YLS community who are interested in LGBTQ rights, and to advocate for legal issues of interest to the LGBTQ community. OutLaws and Trans @YLS bring the Law School community’s attention to issues of special concern to LGBTQ students, and serves as a bridge between Yale students, law school alumni, and the legal profession at large.
OutLaws is an organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) members of the law school. Our main goals are to provide a community for LGBTQ-identified people within YLS and to advocate for LGBTQ issues both at YLS and beyond.
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The following reports and publications were organized by students and intended for the internal Yale Law School community. As a result, some of the reports require a NetID to access. If you do not have a NetID but would like more information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs.
Trans at Yale: A guide for Trans students and allies at YLS covering topics such as navigating administrative offices, relationships with faculties, gender neutral restrooms, and university-wide resources
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