Out in Law is a student group dedicated to fostering a positive environment for LGBTQ+ students at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. Out in Law serves as a resource to LGBTQ+ students, with a focus on helping each student develop academically, socially and professionally. Involvement is flexible, and confidentiality is always respected.
Academically, Out in Law organizes a variety of speaker events throughout the school year on current legal issues facing the LGBTQ+ community locally and around the globe. Recent events have focused on Trinity Western University’s proposed law school, the Ontario government’s repeal of the 2015 sex education curriculum and the systemic treatment of LGBTQ+ refugees,
Socially, Out in Law executes a busy social calendar, organizing intimate events for group members as well as networking events with other Ontario law schools and graduate programs at U of T. For example, each year, members participate in Toronto’s annual Pride celebration, attending many of the festivities, including the Pride Remembrance Run and the Pride Parade.
Professionally, Out in Law serves as a valuable resource for its members, connecting law students with LGBTQ+ alumni and organizing groups of students to attend professional development events.
Most notably, Out in Law facilitates a mentorship program that connects members with both LGBTQ+ upper-year students and alumni. Any students or alumni interested in the mentorship program should reach out via email.
Out in Law members also attend Toronto’s annual Out on Bay Street conference, which gives law students an excellent opportunity to network with top Toronto law firms and attend information sessions on finding success in the corporate world as an LGBTQ+ individual.
To be added to the list-serv and to keep updated on upcoming events, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, join the Out in Law Facebook group, or follow Out in Law on Instagram. The Out in Law executive is happy to connect with any prospective or current students to discuss the group’s events and programs and what it is like to attend U of T as an LGBTQ+ student.