We caught up with J.D. candidate Zachary Finn, who gave us this brief overview of the OUTlaws, a student organization supporting UW Law’s LGBTQ+ community.

OUTlaws is an organization commonly found in many law schools across the United States. It is an inclusive group that primarily focuses on supporting and advocating for LGBTQ+ law students. OUTlaws plays a significant role in raising awareness about LGBTQ+ rights and fostering a sense of belonging within the legal community.

OUTlaws works tirelessly to create a safe and supportive environment for LGBTQ+ students, offering resources, mentorship programs, and educational initiatives. The organization organizes various events throughout to promote equality, diversity, and inclusion within the legal profession. This year, the organization achieved many networking and social justice goals through panels, fundraisers, and collaborations with QLAW.

The Progress Pride Flag has become a powerful symbol of unity and resilience for the LGBTQ+ community, and it is commonly displayed during Pride Month. Its presence serves as a visible reminder of the ongoing fight for equality and the celebration of LGBTQ+ identities.

“OUTlaws acknowledges and stands in solidarity with our trans family members as they fight for their protections, rights, and liberties,” said Finn. “Although Pride Month is a month of celebration, we must continue to fight for the liberation of all people, especially in such a perilous year. There is still work to be done.”