anjmissy wrote:lesbian checking in here =)..i will most likely be attending w&l this fall...what i am worried about though is my attire, i predominately dress masculine but when I dress professionally I dress feminine..i guess you can call me a flip flopper but anyway, I'm worried that other students may think I'm just confusing..lol
Hey there! I'm assuming since you went to JMU that you've been to W&L and know if its reputation as the most far right of the t50 law schools. I've heard of outright hostility/antipathy to queer people at their law school specifically.
It looks like you have some great options. Any chance you would consider elsewhere, or are you confident you can manage with those good ol' boys?
well i contacted a member of their out group on campus, and the individual was really helpful..a line in the email that truly informed me of how it is there was this "In my experience, W and L is a fairly open and accepting place to go to school. True, it is fairly conservative, which is hard for the liberals among us; but I have never known anyone to act inappropriately toward someone because of their sexual orientation. OutLaw is a fairly active and visible group in the law school, despite our small contingent of out GLBT students. Those who don't support us, tend simply to ignore us."
I'm 90% set on this school because of scholarship money, the ability to state in my home state, and also their innovative third year program..but where/when have you heard of hostility from w&l?..I've heard of maybe one or two isolated events but i try to not let events like that deter me from a great institution. As far as my other options go, Mason i felt was a no no for me because 1 it would be more than W&L since W&L is giving me money, and two I have a fellow pre law frat brother who attends the program and he doesnt speak highly of the school. Another competitive school I was admitted to was Wake Forest but thats in NC and I'm lazy and don't want to take all of my stuff down to NC..lol
also, my gf was also accepted to W&L so the possibility of us attending the same law school is amazing, (even though she is still waiting to hear from higher ranked schools that i did not apply to i.e Duke, Berkeley, Nortre Dame, and so on.)
Also I have not been to lexington yet, even though it is only a one hour drive from me I'm going to wait until their february ASW to visit. But with my identity (black, female, and gay (mom always calls it the triple strike..lol)) I don't want to run from a school because someone may not like my orientation, i think its just best to deal with it now.