Date Chartered: 5/31/1983


The Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues promotes the communication of ideas, interests and activities among members of the section and makes recommendations on matters concerning the interests of LGBT persons involved in legal education and on matters of interest in the teaching and improvement of the law relating to sexual orientation and gender identity issues.

Annual Meeting Programs








LGBTQ+ Inclusive Excellence Award

The Section invites nominations of outstanding individuals, programs, and institutions for the newly created LGBTQ+ Inclusive Excellence Award. The award recognizes innovative contributions to the inclusion of LGBTQ+ people in the legal academy and profession more broadly. The Section especially seeks nominations that focus on the inclusion of LGBTQ+ students, before, during, and after their legal education. Join the Section for updates regarding nomination deadlines and procedures.

YearAward NameRecipientLaw School
2024Individual LGBTQ+ Inclusive Excellence AwardLibby AdlerNortheastern University School of Law
2024Institutional LGBTQ+ Inclusive Excellence AwardStetson University College of LawStetson University College of Law
2023Individual LGBTQ+ Inclusive Excellence AwardArthur LeonardNew York Law School
2023Institutional LGBTQ+ Inclusive Excellence AwardNortheastern University School of LawNortheastern University School of Law
2021LGBTQ+ Inclusive Excellence AwardClifford RoskyUniversity of Utah, S. J. Quinney College of Law
2021LGBTQ+ Inclusive Excellence AwardN/AGolden Gate University School of Law
2020LGBTQ+ Inclusive Excellence AwardSusan HazeldeanBrooklyn Law School