First Annual Reach(OUT) LGBTQA+ Career Conference at Northeastern University School of Law

This event on January 20, 2018, will focus on the perspectives and concerns of queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, intersex and asexual law students in preparation for co-op, internships and professional life in law and legal-related fields beyond campus. Students will have the opportunity to hear from attorneys in various practice areas about topics such as navigating microaggressions, law firm culture and gender presentation, among other topics. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to engage one-on-one with professionals in a networking session to further discuss questions related to preparing for and navigating professional working environments.

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All LGBTQ+ identified legal practitioners and LGBTQ+ identified law students are welcome to attend. Registration is free although donations are welcome. 

Planning Partners include the LGBTQA Resource Center, Queer Caucus and Northeastern University School of Law. 

Sponsored by: 
The Office of Academic and Student Affairs
The Office of Development and Alumni/ae Relations
The LGBTQA Resource Center
Mintz Levin


Dockser Hall
Northeastern University School of Law
416 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

Conference Schedule

Saturday, January 20, 2018

10:00 - 11:30 AM

Panel 1

Being Your Authentic Self 
What can I realistically expect to have to sacrifice in terms of my identity to be successful in this field? How do I deal with microagressions in the workplace?

Nima Eshghi' 96, Assistant Dean, Center for Coop and Career Development, Northeastern University School of Law
Heron Greenesmith, Attorney, Boston
Hema Sarang-Sieminski '05, Senior Attorney, Victim Rights Law Center
Jessica Acosta '16, Assistant Attorney General, Massachusetts Attorney General's Office

Audrey Grace, Assistant Director for Student Affairs, Northeastern University School of Law

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Breakout 1
Gender Expression and Identity in the Workplace

Lyzzette Bullock, Associate, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo
Stefanie Fisher '09, Partner, Araujo & Fisher
M. Barusch, Public Defender at Committee for Public Counsel Services

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM 

Breakout 2 
How to Navigate Applying to and Working for Firms

Adrienne Ellman '09, Partner, Foley Hoag
Jason McGraw '15, Attorney, Hirsch Roberts Weinstein
Andrew Collins '16, Associate, Goodwin Procter

12:45 - 2:00 PM

Lunch and Networking

2:00 - 2:45 PM.

Lawyering Across Identities: The Intersection of Racial Justice and LGBTQ Rights

Keynote Speaker: 
Ivan Espinoza-Madrigal, Executive Director, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, Boston