We search the LSAC Candidate Referral Service for students who identify as LGBTQ+. We then send email campaigns to those students regarding LGBTQ+ services offered at the law school and campus at large. Additionally, we invite these students to attend our annual Diversity & Inclusion Day open house (specifically geared towards students of color and LGBTQ+ students). We also advertise this event through campus organizations (including our nationally-recognized LGBT Center).
Our application allows (but does not require) candidates to select their (1) gender identity, (2) personal pronouns, and (3) sexual orientation. Each question allows applicants to choose all options that apply. If not listed, the applicant is permitted to write in the appropriate option. Applicants are notified in the application that this information is made available only to Admissions and Student Affairs. Applicants are also notified that they may elect to change their identification(s) by contacting the Assistant Dean for Admissions & Enrollment Management.
For faculty recruitment, we use the AALS recruitment process which asks candidates to self-identify. We also post all jobs via university portal, and advertise to our Law Alumni Council, our Alumni diversity Council, the LBA (Louisville Bar Association), and LGBTQLou.
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We also allow employees to change their gender markers in our information system: http://louisville.edu/lgbt/resources-for-students-and-employees/resources-for-employees-1/instructions-to-change-faculty-staff-gender-marker.
It is identified as a “family” restroom. It has a lounge and two sinks with two toilet rooms that have full doors that lock. https://louisville.edu/lgbt/resources-for-students-and-employees/resources-for-employees-1/gender-inclusive-bathrooms
Sexual Orientation and the Law; Gender and the Law
In 3 of the past 4 3 years, the law school has provided funding for members of the Lambda Law Caucus to attend Lavender Law (the annual LGBT Bar Conference & Career Fair).
Yes, optional for all students