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About Us

Our Mission, Vision & Leadership

Our Mission

Lambda provides professional, social, and academic support for bisexual, lesbian, gay, trans, queer, intersex, and asexual members of the University of Virginia School of Law community. 

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Our Vision

Lambda also aims to educate and advocate on issues concerning the LGBTQIA community. This includes raising awareness and advocating on issues regarding members of the community who have intersectional identities and the ways in which identities operate within systems of power, privilege, and oppression.

The Executive Board

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President

Reilly Swennes '25 (she/her)

Reilly is from Richmond, VA, where she worked as a deputy clerk at the Henrico County General District Court for two years before law school. Reilly graduated from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia in 2020, where she served as president of her university's Student Government Association while studying political science and history. Reilly will also be serving as a Peer Advisor during the 2023-24 academic year. This summer, Reilly will be heading back to Richmond to work as a law firm summer associate at Hunton Andrews Kurth. Having previously served on Lambda's board as a 1L Representative, Reilly is excited to take Lambda to new heights this year, especially through the inclusion of new advocacy initiatives and community-building events.

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Ethan Brown '25 (he/him)

Executive Vice President

Ethan is from the Washington, D.C. area, where he worked as a legal assistant for one year after graduating from the College of William & Mary in 2021. At the law school, Ethan is a features editor with the Virginia Law Weekly and serves on the executive board of the North Grounds Track Club. He will also be a Peer Advisor during the 2023-24 academic year. This summer, Ethan will be a judicial intern in Alexandria, VA for the Honorable Michael S. Nachmanoff on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. In his role as executive vice president, Ethan is eager to work with new students as the organization's chief academic support adviser, and to oversee some of the thrilling professional, social, and advocacy-based objectives Lambda has in store for the coming year. 

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Leah Schwartz '25 (they/them)

Chief of Staff

Leah is excited to serve as Lambda's Chief of Staff for the 2023-24 academic year. This will be Leah's second year on Lambda board, a place where they've found incredible community, support, and some of their closest friends at UVA. Prior to law school, Leah graduated from Wellesley College and worked in DC for several years (but their heart is Chicago, their hometown).
 
As Chief of Staff, Leah is looking forward to facilitating smooth communication between Lambda's branches and ensuring that the club's fearless president, Reilly, is supported in her role. Because our Queer community at UVA Law is truly special, they are honored to have the chance to support it this year.

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Molly Gibson '25 (she/her)

Treasurer

Molly originally hails from Belgium, though she spent the last two years of high school in Northern Virginia. Molly graduated from the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond in 2017. Molly worked in fashion merchandising, as well as at a law firm, before coming to UVA for law school. Molly is involved with the law school's Moot Court team as well as its Innocence Project chapter, and she hopes to practice litigation after law school. This summer, Molly will be serving as a judicial intern for the Honorable Jia Cobb on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Molly will also be serving as a Peer Advisor during the 2023-24 academic year. As treasurer, she is excited to make Lambda's financial dealings as transparent and efficient as possible, and she cannot wait to pester you all for dues money very soon. 

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Anna Harvey '25 (she/her)

Vice President for Inclusivity, Service, & Advocacy

Anna is originally from the Chicago area. She has worked in several museums and prior to law school, she worked in education consulting in DC. Alongside her role in Lambda, she is a fellow in the Program for Law and Public Service and a member of the Public Interest Law Association. In her spare time, she enjoys practicing yoga, spending time outside, and wandering the used bookshops and record stores around town. She is excited to serve on the board this year and is committed to making Lambda a welcoming community for all its members.

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Luci Harris '25 (she/her)

Vice President for Community Engagement

Luci is from the Washington, D.C. area and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2021. Before law school, she worked in professional theater and at an international democracy nonprofit in D.C. At UVA, Luci is in the Law and Public Service program as well as serving as the Events director for IRAP. She will also be a Peer Advisor during the 2023-24 academic year. In her free time, Luci enjoys baking, playing soccer, and crocheting. Luci is excited to be on the Lambda board for a second year, and to continue developing events and programming to bring the LGBTQ+ community at UVA Law together. 

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Bryce Campanelli '25 (he/him)

Vice President for Professional Development

Bryce is a 2018 graduate of Brown University and was born and raised in the Charlottesville area. Prior to law school, Bryce spent four years living in DC working on energy and ESG policy issues. On grounds, Bryce is the president of the Virginia Environmental Law forum, a 2025 community fellow, and a research assistant for Professor Alison Gocke. Bryce is passionate about addressing climate change and helping companies meet the needs of the energy transition. In his free time, Bryce loves to run, bike, and hike. You can catch him on the Blue Ridge Mountains, watching a Washington Commanders football game, catching a concert, or listening to an NPR podcast on the weekends.

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Jampa Lhasawa '25 (he/him)

Vice President for Professional Development

Jampa graduated from Oberlin College in December 2018. Before law school, Jampa worked in his hometown of Portland, Oregon, and in Washington, D.C. at a suicide crisis line and the American Constitution Society's national office. At UVA, Jampa is also vice president of the American Constitution Society, a member of the South Asian Law Student Association, a LawTech fellow, and a research assistant for Professor Danielle Citron. He loves to run and ski; between undergrad and law school, he hiked the Pacific Coast Trail. After law school, Jampa intends to practice in the Bay Area.

Executive Board Positions

President 

Executive Vice President 

Chief of Staff

Treasurer

VP for Inclusivity, Service, & Advocacy 

VP for Community Outreach

VP for Professional Development (2)

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