Through targeted emails.
But it is limited to an optional diversity statement. I will expand that for the next cycle for more specific self-id.
We have the ability to change their name-in-use in post-enrollment forms.
We identify all the diverse candidates in the applicant pool and consider diversity as a factor in our hiring.
We do not collect this data.
Our student health insurance is only available to individual students. It is not offered to dependents or partners/spouses.
All the counseling staff participate in yearly diversity training related to working with LGBTQ+ and BIPOC ( black, indigenous and people of color) students. The staff are engaged in case presentations on a regular basis where there are opportunities to address the treatment of students with LGBTQ+ issues and receive feedback on their cases. The counseling staff work closely with our local gender clinic on cases where students are transitioning and may need letters and clinical support.
We have signage outside of the restrooms indicated – Gender Neutral and the restrooms are located in our busiest areas. They are accessible for people with disabilities. We do not have an online building map for our Law School building, but there is visible signage for All Gender bathrooms and online presence for our greater university campus, which is utilized by our students.
Bathroom Affirmation Policy
The University of Maine System does not discriminate based on sex or sexual orientation, which includes gender identity and expression. All students, employees, and campus visitors are welcome to use the restrooms that best fit their gender.
Race, Gender, Sexual Orientation, and the Law: Constitutional law in the U.S. (based on both the federal and state constitutions) has played active roles in framing issues related to race, gender, and sexual orientation and legal equality in the last sixty years. The course will examine cultural ideas and constitutional theories that relate to civil rights litigation of various types related to these categories. The course will also analyze critiques of those ideas and theories, and consider alternative viewpoints. (This course is offered every other year basis.)
We have an active organization that has been at the Law School for more than 20 years. The LGBT Law & Policy Group serves as an educational, political and social group for the LGBT community at the University of Maine School of Law and is dedicated to the inclusion of all people who are interested in furthering the goals of the LGBT community. We are committed to sponsoring an array of events that increase awareness of both the issues that impact LGBT people and the unique legal concerns of the LGBT community.
NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY AND BIAS REPORTING
As part of the University of Maine System, Maine Law is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Amie Parker, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity, The Farmhouse, University of Maine Augusta, Augusta, ME 04333, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System). Incidents of discrimination or bias at Maine Law should be reported to Sherry Abbott Niang, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, at 207-780-4345 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are currently in the process of defining a more robust reporting system and training on that system for the incoming class.