OutLaw at UCI Law facilitates civic and social activities by and for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) community at UCI Law through education, community empowerment, and activism.

Education and Scholarship

OutLaw at UCI Law promotes discussions about the intersections of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, and the law. LGBTQIA+ communities experience unique challenges to attaining access to justice and inclusion in the legal industry. Many LGBTQIA+ clients lack access to competent representation. They face unfriendly legal precedent, attacks from legislatures, and disparate enforcement. We seek to highlight local and national conversations about these issues and to provide opportunities for related scholarship at UCI Law.

Community Empowerment

OutLaw provides networking, social, and leadership opportunities for LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, staff, and alumni. We support and empower each other to become stronger advocates and legal professionals by holding space for LGBTQIA+ members of the UCI Law community. Please contact us to sign up for our listserv to receive updates about upcoming events.


OutLaw connects UCI Law community members with opportunities to advocate for the safety, inclusion, and equality of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We encourage all OutLaw members to participate in pro bono projects that serve local LGBTQIA+ communities such as the Transgender Legal Assistance Clinic at the LGBT Center OC in Santa Ana.

Become a Member

All currently enrolled J.D. and LLM students at UCI Law are eligible to be members, including those in joint degrees, faculty, and staff.