Our Events

Upcoming Events / 2022-2023

OutLaw in Conversation with Professor Paul Southwick
Friday, November 4, McCarty Classroom 4, 6:30pm to 8pm

OutLaw is thrilled to invite you to an evening of conversation with Professor Paul Southwick on the topic of civil rights laws affecting LGBTQIA+ Americans. A short lecture will be followed by a Q&A. Light refreshments will be served. Please contact outlaw@lclark.edu with any questions.

Past Events

April 8, 2022

OutLaw Drag Show!

Come one, come all to OutLaw’s annual drag show!! Open to the public, with performers featured from our school community. Free admission, $10 suggested donation, with proceeds going to support Outside In, a local homeless youth organization. Proof of vaccination required. Interested in performing? Email outlaw@lclark.edu
April 7, 2022

Radical Queer Legal Studies Speaker Series: In Conversation with RJ Thompson

National Lawyers Guild of Lewis & Clark Law School, National Lawyers Guild of Portland, and OutLaw of Lewis & Clark Law School are thrilled to welcome RJ Thompson (he/him) of the Sex Workers Project.

This virtual event will feature a lecture of 60 minutes followed by a conversation facilitated by Mer Mathis ’23 (they/them). This event requires pre-registration, is free of charge, and offers 1.0 Access to Justice CLE credits for members of the Oregon State Bar. A Zoom link will be sent out to those who pre-register in the days ahead of the event. This event will be live and unrecorded.
March 31, 2022

Radical Queer Legal Studies Speaker Series: In Conversation with Hailey Ockinga

National Lawyers Guild of Lewis & Clark Law School, National Lawyers Guild of Portland, and OutLaw of Lewis & Clark Law School are thrilled to welcome Hailey Ockinga (she/her) of Beyond These Walls.

This virtual event will feature a lecture of 60 minutes followed by a conversation facilitated by Calvin Duncan ’23 (he/him). This event requires pre-registration, is free of charge, and offers 1.0 Access to Justice CLE credits for members of the Oregon State Bar. A Zoom link will be sent out to those who pre-register in the days ahead of the event. This event will be live and unrecorded.

March 23, 2022

Radical Queer Legal Studies Speaker Series: In Conversation with Katie L. Acosta

National Lawyers Guild of Lewis & Clark Law School, National Lawyers Guild of Portland, and OutLaw of Lewis & Clark Law School are thrilled to welcome Professor Katie L. Acosta (she/her) of Georgia State University.

This virtual event will feature a lecture of 60 minutes followed by a conversation facilitated by Akriti Bhargava ’22 (she/her). This event requires pre-registration, is free of charge, and offers 1.0 Access to Justice CLE credits for members of the Oregon State Bar. A Zoom link will be sent out to those who pre-register in the days ahead of the event. This event will be live and unrecorded.

September 24, 2019

OutLaw General Meeting

April 5, 2019

5th Annual OutLaw Drag Show

Friday April 5th, 2019. Doors open 7:00pm. Show begins at 8:00pm. In the LRC.
Come join OutLaw for a night of Drag, drinks, food, and fun as we celebrate the LGBTQ+ community! Performers are members of the L&C community including students, staff, and alumni family. Entrance, drink tickets, and food are all FREE! Fundraising for the Portland Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Resource Center (providing various professional and support services to LGBTQ+ youth with the goals of increasing academic success and access to jobs, reducing poverty, and school drop-out) is done via voluntary, but suggested, donation (of any amount) by attendees. So, bring your dolla-dolla bills to hand to performers and put in donation jars, and be prepared to have a fantastic night! This is an all-ages event, but please be aware that Drag, by its nature, can have adult themes and undertones. 
March 7, 2019

LGBTQ+ Attorney Panel