We make it known that we are a diverse, inclusive, LGBTQ+ friendly institution throughout our recruiting efforts, including through: 1) an LGBTQ+ brochure (displayed in the Admissions Office); 2) outreach by Lambda Law student/alum leaders to prospective and admitted students; 3) a virtual LGBTQ panel for all interested admitted students as part of our Virtual Preview series; and 4) group presentations and individual conversations with prospective students in which issues related to our curricular and extracurricular 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:
LinkedIn, Indeed.com, HigherEd Jobs, DC DOES, Maryland Workforce Exchange, Montgomery County, Maryland Workforce Exchange, Prince George County, Virginia Employment Commission, City of Alexandria, Virginia Employment Commission, and the City of Fairfax.
There is an optional question on the application to self-identify race, ethnicity, gender and/or veteran status. Additionally, we do allow employees to specify their pronouns on their auto 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, staff, administrators, and faculty.
6394 – Sexuality and the Law;
6427 – Selected Topics in Public Law (Gender, Race, Species Seminar);
6426 – Public Law Sem. (Law of Work, Family, and Gender)
21.) https://www.law.gwu.edu/student-organizations; 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.
21a.) The Student Bar Association (SBA) receives funding from the main University, then the SBA distributes funding to all student groups according.
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 when appropriate.
26a.) This data is recorded in MyLaw (GW Law LMS) within each users settings which will populate in the Photo Directory. This can also be recorded in GWeb. Both of these areas and results are not tabulated across departments.
This data is recorded via MyLaw; when a professor looks the class roster they are able to select each students profile within the Photo Directory where they can see students personal pronouns and honorific.
GW Law is committed 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 Carmia Caesar, Associate Dean for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202.994.0122
Please also visit our website here: https://www.law.gwu.edu/diversity-inclusion