Admissions has at times sent emails to prospective candidates who identified themselves as LGBTQ+ in the LSAC Candidate Referral Service; these emails highlighted the law school’s Outlaw student organization and other opportunities in the community.
Once students are admitted they are asked to complete a New Student Survey that asks, among other things, how they identify pertaining to race, gender identity, and sexual orientation. We also ask for their preferred prefix and pronouns. All of these questions are optional.
Alumni-funded scholarship of $1,000 awarded to a rising 2L or 3L. One-time, non-renewable award. It will exist until funds are depleted.
The faculty search committee uses professional networks and publications to advertise and recruit candidates for faculty positions. It is a top priority for the search committee to diversify the faculty.
We were unable to obtain this information from HR.
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The school does not offer health insurance to students.
From the Counseling Services website: https://www.elon.edu/u/health-wellness/counseling-services/
We are committed to embracing diversity in all its forms as a core value of our agency. We are a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, and multi-theoretical staff striving to provide culturally competent clinical services and community interventions. We are dedicated to promoting an environment of respect and appreciation for the race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, age, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, physical/mental ability, and socioeconomic status of all students. We aim to provide a safe, welcoming, and affirming environment for all persons who utilize our services.
There are four all-gender, accessible bathrooms in the main building of the law school. They are designated with a “Universal” sign.
OutLaw is provided with annual funding from our Student Bar Association.
Students may apply to the Office of Career & Student Development for professional development funds. Those funds have not been utilized in the past three years. Our office also promotes specific opportunities for LGBTQIA+ career fairs.
Students are required to attend DEI and anti-racism training during the August term of their first year. I don’t know that I would say that the LGBTQ+ curriculum is “robust,” but we do cover topics related to the LGBTQ+ community.
We are certainly a work in progress pertaining to LGBTQIA+ concerns and issues, and we work closely with our main campus Gender Resource Center to ensure our LGBTQIA+ students feel supported and a sense of belonging. We work with our students to implement programs and events that they would like to see, and support them in their career development. Our hiring processes are very decentralized and we therefore do not have a good sense of representation among faculty, staff, and administrators.