LGBTQ Students

The Law School is committed to providing an inclusive community for all our students.  LGBTQ students are an integral part of our community and this page serves to highlight resources for students who identify as LGBTQ, questioning, and aspiring allies.  If you need assistance with navigating any of the resources below, do not hesitate to visit the Dean of Students Office or contact us via email at

Law School Resources

OutLawSince its founding in 1984, OutLaw has sought to further three goals: to increase social acceptance of gay students at the Law School, to educate the Law School community on the legal status of gays and lesbians, and to provide a supportive atmosphere for gay and lesbian law students.

National Coming Out Day: Annually on National Coming Out Day, OutLaw and the Dean of Students Office host programming to celebrate and bring awareness to the varied experiences of LGBTQ students, staff, and faculty at the Law School

LGBT Bar AssociationThe National LGBT Bar Association is a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists, and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender legal organizations. The LGBT Bar promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBTQ+ community in all its diversity.

University Resources

Office of LGBTQ Student LifeServes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning students and allies from across the University in order to create an inclusive and safe community, providing educational, social, and professional opportunities and resources.

Trans@UChicago: The University of Chicago strives to be a welcoming and supportive place for transgender, gender non-conforming and non-binary (TGNC) students. Below are a list of resources to support you as you navigate campus.

Single-User Gender Inclusive Restroom List: The Office of LGBTQ Student Life has compiled a list of gender inclusive single user restrooms across campus.  At the Law School, C103A and C105A are both gender inclusive single user restrooms. 

Pronouns of Reference and Inclusive Student Records: The University of Chicago has joined 30+ colleges and universities across the country to make our student records more inclusive.  For more information about how to change your preferred name, gender identity, sex designation, and/or pronouns of referencecontact the University Registrar. Email:

If you have questions about administrative tasks related to transition (ID card, diploma, Zoom, etc.) please contact Charles Todd, Dean of Students, for assistance!

Rainbow Graduation: Rainbow Graduation is a ceremony in which achievements of graduating students who identify as LGBTQ+ are honored by LGBTQ Student Life. Rainbow Graduation was founded by the student group Queers & Associates. The first ceremony took place in 2008. LGBTQ Student Life began hosting the annual ceremonies in 2009.