The advice, adventures, and anecdotes of a transgender first year law student...

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Well, here I am, starting a blog of my very own: why not, right? The chances of me keeping up with this? Only time will tell, but I figure if I START it, I might just be more likely to commit to it (maybe).

So, an introduction: I am a Trans-identified (GenderQueer/Third Gender), activist, speaker, and first year law student. I'm not going to identify which school I am attending; suffice to say that I am a student at a law school in New England. I work with a non-profit organization known as TransMentors International Inc (TMII), which provides mentors to Trans people who need them. I am happily married to my beautiful wife, whose kindness and patience I'm sure will be the only things sustaining me over the next three years.

Now, we've covered the "who" aspect; moving on to the "why." The Trans community has been a driving force in my life for several years now: through my undergraduate years, my years as a speaker and activist, etc. So, needless to say, going to law school I figured I would find a sense of community in Trans law students. Maybe I'm looking in all the wrong places, or I'm just imagining it, but, while I find many Trans lawyers, I'm not finding a whole lot of Trans-identified law STUDENTS. Thus, I figured I would write a blog with this group in mind. Law school is scary, irreguardless of gender identity; but add in the fear of Trans-phobia with the fear of the Socratic method, and you have the potential for a down right terrifying experiance. But, just remember, you're not alone! There are others who are just as scared as you (you're looking at one), and together, we can get through this. If you're a Trans law student (any year), or you are considering law school, please feel free to drop me a note. Thanks everyone!

Happy Studies!


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