OUTLaws create a supportive environment for LGBTQIA+ law students and allies at Fordham University School of Law.  


As the LGBTQIA+ organization at the law school, we aim to:

  1. Assist in the transition of LGBTQIA+ first year and transfer students to the law school.
  2. Keep students informed about LGBTQIA+ job and internship opportunities in the legal field.
  3. Educate the law school community about LGBTQIA+ identities and experiences.
  4. Plan and host social, educational, political, and professional events to bring together the OUTLaws community; provide guidance to current students; encourage interaction with other LGBTQIA+ legal professionals; and promote inter-affinity group collaboration.
  5. Aid the recruitment and retention of LGBTQIA+ law students and professors.
  6. Facilitate connections between current OUTLaw members and OUTLaws alumni.
  7. Engage in political advocacy and community service in support of the LGBTQIA+ community.
  8. Expand OUTLaws’social media presence, such that prospective students can learn about the LGBTQIA+ community at Fordham Law School.

Student Board Members

  • Taylor Young-Wells (she/her) President
  • Sophie Adelman (she/her) Vice President/Communications
  • Alexis Gordon (they/them) Treasurer
  • Taylor Veracka (she/her) Secretary
  • Vincent Cahill (he/him) Alumni Relations Chair
  • Colbey Carpenter (he/him) Development Chair
  • Matthew Gordon (he/him) Symposium Chair
  • Matthew Winter (he/him) Symposium Chair
  • Ryan Lawless (he/him) Events Chair
  • Sebastian Vegas (he/him) Events Chair
  • Grey Berkowitz (he/they) DEI Representative
  • Chantel Mattiola (she/her) Evening Representative
  • William Moise (he/him) Political Advocacy and Community Outreach Chair

Email: [email protected]