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The OutLaw Career Workshop includes speakers, panels, and a rigorous mock-interview program, all tailored to help LGBTQ+ students navigate the law firm and public interest recruiting process. The workshop gives OutLaw members the opportunity to meet LGBTQ+ attorneys, ask them questions, and find lifelong friends and mentors.

Friday, February 25

4:00 PM
184 Myron Taylor Hall

Networking Workshop

Crystal Bailey with The Etiquette Institute of Washington will be presenting a professional networking workshop.

5:00 PM
184 Myron Taylor Hall

Keynote Speaker

Anya Marino – Clinical Instructor, LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic

6:00 PM
The Commons, Myron Taylor Hall

OutLaw Career Day Welcome Reception

Saturday, February 26

8:00 AM
The Commons, Myron Taylor Hall

Coffee Hour

Stop by Copper Horse in The Commons for a cup of coffee and a pastry to start the day.

9:00 AM
184 Myron Taylor Hall

Opening Remarks

OutLaw will welcome students to the days programming.

9:15 AM
184 Myron Taylor Hall

Start With Your Why – How Your Queer Identity Informs You as a New Legal Professional

This panel will focus on the early phases of building a career. Topics will include figuring out where to start, looking for internships and jobs, mentorship and network building.
Panelists:
Marisa O’Gara, ’21 – Litigation Associate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher
Andrew Karp, ’16 – Associate, Skadden
Ian Madrigal – Ian Madrigal Consulting
Omar Gonzalez-Pagan – Lambda Legal
Ben Bussmann, ’21 – Law Clerk, Latham & Watkins, LLP

10:30 AM
184 Myron Taylor Hall

Doing Your Why – Finding Your Place in Big Law

This panel will discuss different aspects of life as an LGBTQ+ legal professional in Big Law. Topics include finding your firm and practice area, bridging your career and queer identity, burnout and work-life balance, and self-advocacy in internships and your career.
Panelists:
Joanna Schacter, ’21 – Associate, White & Case
Ben Bussmann, ’21 – Law Clerk, Latham & Watkins, LLP
Matthew Sunday, ’21 – Law Clerk, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Zach Feldman, ’18 – Associate, Goodwin
Chad Klitzman – Associate, Paul Weiss
David Sakowitz – Winston & Strawn

10:30 AM


277 Myron Taylor Hall

Doing Your Why – Finding Your Place in Public Interest

This panel will discuss different aspects of life as an LGBTQ+ legal professional in public interest. Topics include finding an organization and practice area, bridging your career and queer identity, practicing law as a way to resolve trauma, burnout, and self-advocacy in internships and your career.
Panelists:
Anya Marino – Clinical Instructor, LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic
Max Gaston – Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Ian Madrigal – Ian Madrigal Consulting
Matt Lopas – National Immigration Law Center
Omar Gonzalez-Pagan – Lambda Legal

11:30 AM
184 Myron Taylor Hall

Navigating Queer Identity at a Firm – Big Law

This panel will be a continuation of Doing Your Why. Topics will include connecting with your identity when your career may be pulling you in other directions, professionalism standards and when they don’t line up with your identity, and other potential obstacles in the workplace.
Panelists:
Andrew Karp, ’16 – Associate, Skadden
Zach Feldman, ’18 – Associate, Goodwin
Joanna Schacter, ’21 – Associate, White & Case
Matthew Sunday, ’21 – Law Clerk, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Chad Klitzman – Associate, Paul Weiss
David Sakowitz – Winston & Strawn

11:30 AM
277 Myron Taylor Hall

Navigating Queer Identity in Public Interest

This panel will be a continuation of Doing Your Why. Topics will include connecting with your identity when your career may be pulling you in other directions, professionalism standards and when they don’t line up with your identity, and other potential obstacles in the workplace.
Anya Marino – Clinical Instructor, LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic
Max Gaston – Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Ian Madrigal – Ian Madrigal Consulting
Matt Lopas – National Immigration Law Center
Omar Gonzalez-Pagan – Lambda Legal

12:30 PM
The Gallery, Myron Taylor Hall

Break for Lunch

Grab and Go lunches will be available in The Gallery.

1:15 PM
184 Myron Taylor Hall

Prep for Mock Interviews

 This panel will discuss re-centering yourself and your motivations throughout your career and the potential of career paths other than practicing law.

1:30 PM

Mock Interviews

This panel will discuss re-centering yourself and your motivations throughout your career and the potential of career paths other than practicing law.

3:30 PM
184 Myron Taylor Hall

Remembering Your Why

This panel will discuss re-centering yourself and your motivations throughout your career and the potential of career paths other than practicing law. Exploring different career routes, especially those not always centered in law school.
Panelists:
Anya Marino – Clinical Instructor, LGBTQ+ Advocacy Clinic
Marisa O’Gara, ’21 – Litigation Associate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher
Ian Madrigal – Ian Madrigal Consulting
Max Gaston – Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Grant Shillington, ’21

4:30 PM
184 Myron Taylor Hall

Closing Remarks

Sponsors

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Paul | Weiss

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