Seton Hall Law Recognizes TrailblazersFebruary 14, 2018
The Seton Hall University School of Law held its first welcome back Lambda Law Forum (LLF) event on February 12, 2018, to celebrate the “trailblazers” who formed the student group at Seton Hall Law in 2002 to address lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender legal issues.
Current LLF members presented gifts to Nancy A. Del Pizzo and fellow Lambda Law Forum founders John Nachlinger and Lauren Bercik. In a particularly poignant moment, Dean Kathleen Boozang (who was supportive of the group at its inception) apologized for the difficulty the then student founders endured to get LLF up and running in the early 2000s. Besides having been the only student group not permitted to use Student Bar Association (SBA) funds for social events, the early LLF was required to have an opposing legal view at every LLF-sponsored legal presentation.
This event was a big jump forward for the Catholic law school. It not only welcomed LGBT students and their spouses, it was also partially funded by the SBA.