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.

Trans @ Yale Law School - T@YLS

Trans @ Yale Law School aims to support the trans community at YLS by creating safe spaces, connecting members, and advocating for our needs.


LGBTQ+ Resources

YLS Resources

Financial Aid Office’s—Outside Scholarship Resources


Click here to view a complete list of YLS Student Organizations


YLS Reports

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

Click here to view a complete list of YLS Reports

University Resources

Chaplain's Office

Guide to Gender Identity and Affirmation in the Workplace at Yale University

Guide to Inclusive Classrooms for Trans & Genderqueer Students

Identity, Culture, and Faith

Intercultural Affairs Council (IAC)

Mental Health and Counseling at Yale Health

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Office of Instiutional Equity and Access

Office of LGBTQ Resources

Peer Liasons to the Office of LGBTQ Resources

Queer Grads Mailing List

Sexual Harassment and Assault Response & Education Center (SHARE)

Student Wellness

QPOC Coalition

Yale GALA Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Alumni Association

Yale Medicine Gender Program 

CDO links to Diversity Databases and Data

Diversity & Demographics section on NALP.org
Collection of NALP data relating to minorities, women, LGBT, Part-time and disabled lawyers.

Law Firm Diversity Database
Vault.com has partnered with the Minority Corporate Counsel Association to release this database, which is aimed at advancing diversity in the legal profession. The database includes benchmarking information on diversity programs in over 250 law firms. The database allows you to make side by side comparisons on various factors including the number of attorneys who are minorities, women, LGBT, and individuals with disabilities. The online database also provides access to firms' complete self-reported law firm diversity survey responses. Registration is required and free.


CDO links to Law Firm Diversity Rankings

Top Law Firms for Equality 2016 by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
A listing of law firms who received 100% ratings on the Foundation's Corporate Equality Index. The Foundation surveys major businesses regarding their employee benefits and protections for LGBT employees and their families.

National Organizations

ABA's Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI)

National Lesbian and Gay Law Association


Local Resources

Connecticut TransAdvocacy Coalition

LBT New Haven

New Haven Pride Center

True Colors Sexual Minority Youth and Family Services