Find Your Tribe

Brooke Lowell, 2L

Brooke Lowell, 2L

Each August during law week, the organizations at William & Mary fill the lobby of the law school waiting for their new members to join! From affinity organizations like Black Law Student Organization and Muslim Law Student Association to interest groups like the American Constitution Society and Students for the Innocence Project, the possibilities for endless for student life at William & Mary Law.

I have been lucky enough during my time here to be actively involved in two organizations. As the Vice President of the school’s LGBTQ+ Equality Alliance, I was able to work with the queer community at William & Mary and make sure their voices are heard. We had events this past year ranging from a panel of LGBTQ+ alums to give career advice to a panel on the Transgender Military Ban. On October 11th, we celebrated National Coming Out, tabling all day in the lobby handing out rainbow cupcakes and stickers with gender pronouns.

Brooke Equality AllianceFor me, Equality Alliance hasn’t just be a club I’m involved with, it’s where I have found some of my closest friends. This is true for many William & Mary students. Student organizations are a great way to find your tribe. In addition to finding friends, the student organizations keep us all busy. There are events every single day during the lunch hour on varying topics (and with free food)! This past week has included professors discussing what they think will happen with the ACA, an in-depth discussion on affirmative action cases, and a talk on Islamic Family Courts.

Staying involved with clubs I care about is one of the main ways I destress at William & Mary, and I’ve been lucky enough to find some of my best friends in the process.