The Law School's standing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is appointed each year, with a number of faculty serving continuously. The Committee meets monthly and then periodically reports to the full faculty. In addition to programming and hosting faculty discussions, in 2020–21, the Committee prepared reports focused on how best to support our Black, Latinx, and Asian law students, with a particular focus on anti-racism efforts in light of national events.
The Law School’s director or diversity, equity, and inclusion oversees student-centered programming. She works with a Student Advisory Board and with two upper-division diversity, equity, and inclusion fellows. Extensive programming is provided each year through the Office of Student Affairs.
Separate from the faculty committee, an extensive recruitment plan is administered by our Office of Admissions that focuses on strategies for recruiting a diverse class (see more under Student Recruiting).The university also has a strong commitment to issues of diversity and inclusion, including anti-racism efforts. More information can be found on the webpage for the Office of the Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs.
Dedicated alumni supported outreach to students of color, LGBTQ students, and first-generation students through a range of alumni affinity groups. These groups serve as caring mentors and role models, providing assistance to our students. Alumni affinity groups include: (1) our BLSA Alumni Advisory Board; (2) our Latino Alumni Advisory Board; (3) our LGBTQ+ Alumni Advisory Board; and 4) our Global Advisory Board. Read more about the work of the Law School’s advisory boards and the remarkable support our alumni provide the school and our students.
Our student organizations play a pivotal role in building strong social networks, finding ways to strengthen our community, and providing welcoming and supportive environments for our student body. Read more about the wide range of student organizations at the Law School here.