We make it known that we are a diverse, inclusive, LGBTQ+ friendly institution throughout our recruiting efforts, including: (1) an LGBTQ+ brochure (displayed in the Admissions Office); (2) outreach by Lambda Law student/alumni leaders to prospective and admitted students; and (3) group presentations and individual conversations with prospective students in which issues related to our curricular and extra-curricular opportunities for LGBTQ+ students arise.
Applicants are offered the option to Self-ID by stating whether they are interested in joining our organization for “LGBTQ Law Students.” Certain organizations and opportunities, like journals, clinics, and committees, may also invite students to submit a diversity statement.
As a University, we support a variety of external job sites which promote a diverse and inclusive environment. All jobs are posted on the following external job sites:
LinkedIn, Indeed.com, HigherEd Jobs, DC DOES, Maryland Workforce Exchange, Montgomery County, Maryland Workforce Exchange, Prince George’s County, Virginia Employment Commission, City of Alexandria, Virginia Employment Commission, and the City of Fairfax
There is an optional question on our application to self-identify race, ethnicity, gender and/or veteran status. Additionally, we do allow employees to specify their pronouns in their email signatures if they choose to do so.
The restrooms have signage indicating they are an “All Gender Restroom.”
While we do not have an official policy stating the above, all restrooms are available to all students, faculty, and staff.
Gender, Sexuality and International Human Rights Law; Sexuality and the Law; Family Law; Public Law Seminar (Law of Work, Family, and Gender); Public Law (Gender, Race, Species Seminar); Gender Discrimination and the Law
Lambda Law is an organization of students interested in gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (GLBT) legal issues, employment concerns, and the fostering of tolerance and awareness on campus. The organization provides a network for professional and social interaction between GLBT and ally students, faculty, and legal professionals, and for the education of the Law School community about issues facing GLBT individuals. Since its foundation in 1989, Lambda Law has become a visible and active force at the Law School. The organization was involved in adding ‘sexual orientation’ to GW’s nondiscrimination policy, developing and implementing programs with the Career Development Office regarding legal job search issues facing GLBT students, and discussing the Law School’s position toward issues concerning military recruiters on campus. Ongoing events include a mentor program with GLBT attorneys in Washington, discussions on current legal issues and developments, attendance at national legal conferences, educational activities for major advocacy events such as National Coming Out Day and Freedom to Marry Day, and social events with the Law School and other local law student groups. All students are welcome and encouraged to join Lambda Law in an effort to increase awareness and acceptance at the Law School.
Please visit our website: https://www.law.gwu.edu/student-organizations
Absent a pandemic, we would typically sponsor a Lambda Law job fair, as we have for the past 10 years. Under the umbrella of student organization funding, Lambda Law students have the resources to travel to professional conferences.
GW Law is committed to an intersectional approach to supporting diversity and inclusion among all students, faculty, and staff. We are proud of the diverse perspectives brought to the community by individuals from around the country and the world. We strive to be a community that acknowledges and celebrates our differences, welcomes challenging dialogues, and provides a space where unique individual and group values are shared and honored. Through our many student groups and committees, GW Law works together to create an atmosphere that accepts all perspectives and champions for increased knowledge and care for one another.
If you have more questions about GW Law’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, please contact Jason Belk, Assistant Dean of Students, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please also visit our website: https://www.law.gwu.edu/diversity-inclusion.