We ask LGBTQ+ identifying students to represent the School of Law at the recruitment events we host for prospective students. We provide contact information from LGBTQ+ students and members of our OUTlaw student organization to prospective students. LGBTQ+ students serve our our “Diversity the NLaw Way” student panels for admitted students.
The application for admission asks applicants “Do you identify at LGBTQ+?”
We intentionally seek to advertise open positions in forums that will be viewed by members of the LGBTQ+ community.
The Law School follows the University’s process, and currently, the University does not conduct a Self-ID program.
Attached please find the Northwestern University Master Policy for the 2021/2022 Policy Year. Details about the coverage can be found as follows: Infertility: See pages 27; 86-90; 109, Adoption: See pages 52-54, Gender Affirming: See pages 23; 43; 60; 80-81; 73; 165.
Attached please find the Northwestern University Master Policy for the 2021/2022 Policy Year. Details about the coverage can be found as follows: Infertility: See pages 27; 86-90; 109, Adoption: See pages 52-54, Gender Affirming: See pages 23; 43; 60; 80-81; 73; 165. https://www.aetnastudenthealth.com/schools/northwestern/masterpolicy2122-0901.pdf
There are a number of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) therapists on staff that have completed specialized training experiences (e.g. continuing education workshops/programs, supervised clinical internships and/or practica, etc.) that focus on evidence-based treatment approaches for conducting clinical work with clients that identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Additionally, CAPS continues to monitor and update the center’s polices and procedures to make them more inclusive. For example, our intake paperwork asks students to self-identify their sexual orientation and gender identity. We also ask students for their pronouns to ensure that we are respecting and using the correct pronouns.
All law students are eligible for CAPS initial access appointments (Phone Initial Care Plan Meetings and/or Referral & Resource Appointments) but depending on a student’s treatment needs they may not be an appropriate fit for CAPS therapy and would be provided treatment recommendations and referral support to connect to therapy, counseling, or other treatment options outside of CAPS.
All CAPS therapists have general cultural and clinical competence around providing care for LGBTQ+ students, including transgender and non-binary students. With that being said, some CAPS therapists will have more specialized training or expertise in treating identity-based concerns/issues that may be specific to transgender or non-binary students. CAPS staff consult to identify either a therapist at CAPS or a therapist outside of CAPS with the training and expertise that would best fit the student’s needs.
Single User restrooms are indicated as gender-neutral (three total in two buildings). Additionally, two restrooms in the Law Library with fixtures for two have been designated as gender neutral. Signage indicates the type of toilet fixtures in the room (pictorially) or have photos of a figure of a man and a woman. They are accessible for people with disabilities.
LGBT Law; Sexuality, Gender, and the Law
Students receive funding from the Student Bar Association which receives its funding from part of the student life fee. Our groups are also eligible to fundraise and receive monetary sponsorships from law firms.
Northwestern University has different policies related to this question. There is a Civility and Mutual Respect policy included in the staff handbook, section 3.1. Additionally, it is the policy of Northwestern to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) based on sex in the University’s educational programs and activities. This can be found at the University’s Office of Equity web site.
The University has in a place a mandatory and robust training related to sexual harassment; however, it does not explicitly cover same sex harassment.
Yes, optional for all students
Students may optionally provide personal pronouns in their Canvas profile. Canvas is a web-based tool faculty may (at their discretion) use to manage and deliver course materials.
At Northwestern Pritzker Law, we are deeply committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all members of our community and to taking concrete action to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion and social and racial justice. We will build on our existing efforts through active listening, recognizing the importance of ongoing assessment and action.