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Here & Queer: Legal Issues Impacting the LGBTQIA+ Community
Friday, Feb. 10, 2023 – Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023
University of Texas School of Law
727 E Dean Keeton St.

Austin, Texas 78705

Registration Required

Please register in advance for this conference on EventBrite.

Conference Tickets: $ 25 per attendee

Please purchase a ticket through the University of Texas School of Law Commerce page.

Texas Law students, faculty, and staff may attend this conference for free and only need to register through EventBrite. 

CLE Accreditation: This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 3 credit hours, of which 0 credit hours will apply to legal ethics/professional responsibility credit.

Conference Dinner with Texas Law Students and Alumni 
***Invitation only***
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Richard Saenz | Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct Strategist, Lambda Legal
Check In and Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 9:50 p.m.
Breakfast tacos and coffee will be served to guests.
Opening Reception & Remarks
9:30 a.m. – 9:50 p.m.
Panel: Abortion and Trans Rights in a Post-Dobbs World
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Dr. Bhavik Kumar | Board-certified family medicine physician and Medical Director for
Primary and Trans Care at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast
Adri Pèrez | Organizing Director, Texas Freedom Network
Hillary Schneller | Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Reproductive Rights
Moderator: Kevin Haynes | Lecturer, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Panel: Banned Books: Silencing Queer Voices
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Paige Duggins-Clay | Chief Legal Analyst, Intercultural Development Research Association
Tim Staley | Executive Director, Austin Public Library Foundation & Chapter Leader, PEN America Austin
Moderator: Brian Klosterboer | Staff Attorney, ACLU of Texas
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Panel: Criminalizing Queerness
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Ashley Diamond | Transgender Civil Rights Activist
Lynly Egyes | Legal Director, Transgender Law Center
Richard Saenz | Criminal Justice and Police Misconduct Strategist, Lambda Legal
Moderator: Johnathan Gooch | Communications Director, Equality Texas
Panel: LGBTQIA+ Rights Special Issue Preview
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Seth Cook | J.D. Candidate, Class of 2023, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Ellie Holzman J.D. Candidate, Class of 2023, Temple University Beasley School of Law
Mantas Grigorovicius | PhD Student, Purdue University
Networking Reception
4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thank you

Special thanks to those who helped put together this conference:

Dean Elizabeth Bangs
Megha Bahl
Molly Buckley
Clayton Dana-Bashian
Yael Fisher
Beebs Hartzell
Jaria Martin
Michelle Nguyen
Anastasia Zaluckyj

Please contact the TJCLCR Conference Editor at with any questions about this year’s conference.