Student Life


EQSCU is an educational and support organization that provides educational and career resources, networking opportunities, and a social support system. The group also works to increase awareness of the concerns of bisexuals, gays, lesbians and transgender persons within the law school. We hold regular meetings, sponsor final exam review sessions, support activism, invite speakers to the law school, and represent Santa Clara Law at national and local LGBT legal conferences, and career fairs. We also serve as a bridge between current law students, LGBT law school alumni, and SF Bay Area LGBT legal professionals.

Mission Statement:

EQSCU is an active and vital part of Santa Clara Law. Our organization is concerned with the interests of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons at the law school and was founded on the basis to bring greater awareness and acceptance of diversity at Santa Clara Law.

EQSCU’s goals are to increase outreach efforts to LGBT students, provide support to LGBT students, sponsor speakers on LGBT issues, develop ties with the larger civil rights community, and serve as an information source on LGBT legal issues for all students and the larger community.

2022-2023 Officers:

Co-President Alyssa Aguilar alaguilar@scu.edu
Co-President Spyros Staikos sstaikos@scu.edu
Vice President Joshua Abeyta jabeyta@scu.edu
Communications Chair Amy Allshouse aallshouse@scu.edu
Secretary Kiran Sutaria ksutaria@scu.edu
Treasurer Nikole Slaton nslaton@scu.edu
Diversity Chair Cara Chang cchang7@scu.ed
Community Chair Jack O’Hollearn johollearn@scu.edu
3L Representative Clay Goode cmgoode@scu.edu
2L Representative Cassidy Bauer cbauer@scu.edu
Part Time Representative Erica Reuter ereuter@scu.edu

Facebook: facebook.com/EQSCU-Equality-Santa-Clara-Law-196902521982

Active Member Organization, Student Bar Association 2022-2023

External Links:

Billy DeFrank Lesbian and Gay Center
The Center, just minutes from campus, provides information, support and services to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community from as far north as Foster City and as far south as Gilroy.

Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF)
A minority bar association in the San Francisco Bay area with a membership of nearly 600 lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgenders, and their supporters in the legal community, including judges, lawyers, legal workers and law students.

National Lesbian and Gay Law Association (NLGLA)
An affiliate of the American Bar Association that sponsors year-round regional and local events to promote justice in and through the legal profession for the lesbian and gay community.

National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)
A legal resource with the primary commitment to advancing the rights of lesbians through a program of litigation, public policy advocacy, free legal advice and counseling.

Lambda Legal
A national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, the transgendered, and people with HIV or AIDS through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.

Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
A national political organization based in Washington, D.C. that works to ensure equality for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
A national organization that works to extend rights to people that traditionally have been denied their rights, including people of color, lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgendered people, women, people with disabilities, and the poor, just to name a few.