LGBT email campaigns; LGBT recruitment at Little Rock Pride Festivals; national diversity recruitment events.
The Law School also sponsors a table at Little Rock’s Annual Gay Pride Parade. OUTLaw participates in the parade and other Pride Day events.
Our admitted student packet does not specifically mention student organizations, however, we correspond weekly with admitted students to provide them information on current campus events and introduce them to all student organizations and/or organizational event highlights.
We allow applicants to self-identify using the optional question on the application for admission.
However, we do have a section for applicants to enter their preferred name on their admission application. While the law school’s registrar will only update official records using a social security number and a driver’s license, we can use preferred name on the student’s unofficial documents.
Our associate deans have reached out to LGBTQ organizations and attorneys to seek candidates as a means to diversify our adjunct faculty. Our faculty recruitment committee seeks to diversify our full-time faculty and engages with numerous recruitment sources through our HR Department.
Candidates can self-identify on our employment application.
Care and preventative procedures such as mammograms, prostate exams, hysterectomies, etc. are available to all covered employees. Parental leave policies are governed by FMLA. We are unsure of assisted reproductive benefits offered without the need for extended traditional attempts at pregnancy. Per a policy representative, if a diagnosis is made, coverage will be determined and an employee would be put in touch with a separate EAP vendor.
13a. Yes for different-sex and same-sex married couples. The Plan does not provide coverage for domestic partners.
13b. Yes. The Plan does not exclude or otherwise limit the availability of medical or other benefits on the basis of gender.
13c. Reproductive/infertility services are available. Following attempts at traditional pregnancy, coverage includes items such as IVF medications, artificial insemination, extraction of donor sperm and eggs, and genetic testing to diagnose infertility. Infertility benefits are limited to a maximum lifetime coverage amount (currently $17,500).
Counseling is provided.
We have resources, both health services and counseling services, available to all students through our main campus. In addition, the law school works with the Arkansas chapter of the Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program, which is also available to law students at no cost to students.
There is an ADA compliant single stall restroom centrally located to all of the building’s entrances with gender neutral signage.
Gender and the Law is offered either every year or every other year.
OUTLaw Legal Society hosts events locally and in conjunction with the QLaw, the LGBTQ Bar of Arkansas.
All student organizations receive funding in equal amounts for student activities and events. Additional funds may be available based on demonstrated need. The law school also provides $500 to student organization representatives to attend out of state conferences. Requests for attendance are submitted to Student Affairs.
Title IX training is mandatory. Safe Zone training is optional.
Students’ pronouns are requested for use in the Student Facebook for each entering 1L class. The Student Facebook is circulated among faculty members so faculty can get to know the 1L students and their preferred pronouns.
Additional comments included in prior responses.