The Office of Admission recruits LGBTQIA+ prospective students through targeted marketing campaigns via email.
While the welcome packet currently does not include such materials, those materials are being prepared for future recruitment years.
Currently, applicants are welcome to self-identify through their personal statement or the optional diversity statement. In the following recruitment cycle, there will be new questions tailored to facilitate responses for the queries below. At this time, we are unable to quantify the number of students requested in the following questions.
Our application requests the applicant’s preferred name.
The law school actively seeks to employ diverse staff/faculty/administrators, including openly LGBTQ+ individuals. The hiring of any new law school employee, other than temporary employees, begins with the formation of a search committee. In forming search committees, attention is given to diversity on the committee itself, among other considerations. After the search committee is formed, all members of the committee must successfully complete two training programs. One focuses on the importance of developing a diverse applicant pool and proper interview procedures. It also provides population-specific resources for active recruitment and hiring of diverse applicants. The other training program addresses stereotypical thinking and biases in the recruitment and hiring processes. In addition, like all other units of the University of Idaho, the law school has an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Coordinator (EO/AA). The EO/AA coordinator provides knowledge and expertise on affirmative action policies and practices to all law school search committees. These practices include broad and creative outreach efforts to ensure a diverse pool of qualified candidates. Such efforts include the use of academic listservs with significant numbers of individuals from traditionally under-represented groups.
This benefit requires a predetermination of medical necessity. https://www.uhcsr.com/uhcsrbrochures/Public/ClientBrochures/2021-353-1%20Certificate.pdf
Working with transgender and non-binary clients requires some degree of specialization and not all clinicians will have the same level of training, experience, and expertise in providing these services. However, the University of Idaho current does have two psychologists on staff who specialize in this area.
We have two campuses, one in Boise and one in Moscow. There are two all-gender restrooms in Boise, one located on the first and the other on the third floor of the building. There are six all-gender restrooms in Moscow, two located on each of the first, second, and third floors. All of these restrooms are marked with a placard with symbols indicating male/female/wheelchair accessible and with the word “RESTROOM” underneath the symbols.
In the Spring of 2022, UI Law offered a seminar on Law, Sex and Gender. In addition, UI Law offers a variety of other courses that address LGBTQ+ issues. In alternating fall semesters, Critical Legal Studies covers one or more of the following subjects: Feminism, Critical Race Studies, Race-Feminism, and Gender/Gender Identity/Queer Studies. It was last taught in the Fall of 2021 and 25% of the class focused on LGBTQ+ jurisprudence. UI Law’s International Human Rights Class regularly focuses on issues impacting the LGBTQ+ community and in recent years, approximately 10-20% of the curriculum for the course has addressed those topics. The Jurisprudence class has allocated about 10% of its curriculum on LGBTQ+ perspectives. The Legislative Process class often addresses legislation in Idaho concerning LGBTQ+ issues, and this year devoted about 5-10% of its course time to those topics. Family Law allocates about 5-25%, Family Lawyering Process about 15%, and Family Relations in Indian Country about 15% of the course material to addressing LGBTQ+ issues. In 2022, Introduction to Sports Law will address the issue of transgender athletes in domestic and international sports, which will constitute about 5% of the overall course. A number of other courses also briefly touch on LGBTQ+ issues, including Con Law II, Workplace Law, Literature and Law, and Education Law.
Our student organization funding process provides funding for student organizations to engage in these opportunities. However, such funding has not been requested specifically for this purpose in the past several years.
See resources at: https://www.uidaho.edu/governance/policy/policies/fsh/3/3215, https://www.uidaho.edu/governance/policy/policies/fsh/2/2300, and https://www.uidaho.edu/diversity/vandal-climate-education-support-team.
The law school provides annual mandatory anti-sexual harassment training through the main university processes, but this training does not specifically address harassment of transgender/nonbinary people.
Yes, optional for all students
UI Law captures this data in the admissions process.
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