The Gay/Straight Law Alliance (GSLA) is a student organization devoted to promoting the interests of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans-gendered students as well as encouraging discussion about issues of sexual orientation in the law. Through organizational meetings, extracurricular educational offerings, volunteer opportunities, participation in national legal conferences, and regular communication with University administration, the GLSA strives to achieve the following goals:
-Foster the ideals of tolerance, respect, understanding, and quality in the community regarding the legal rights and privileges of all people, notably those individuals who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans-gendered, or gay-friendly;
-Develop law student interest and education regarding gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans-gendered legal issues through education programs;
-Provide a forum in which students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni may come together to express themselves and discuss legal issues relevant to gay, bisexual, and trans-gendered individuals;
-Advocate the development and implementation of University policies that protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation;
-Encourage and support agencies that strive to meet the needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans-gendered communities; and
-Function as a supportive and educational resource for the entire law school community, as well as the community at large.