We are part of the LSAC LGBTQ resource guide “Out & In.” Additionally, we engage in targeted outreach towards students who have identified as LGBTQ via the LSAC CAS service.
“Do you identify as LGBTQIA?”
Yes, via our OUTLaw Endowment.
We are actively revising our hiring practices to encourage a diverse pool of candidates to apply, including expanding the pipeline of potential faculty to diverse organizations and exploring the language used in our job postings.
The Law School provides three “All Gender Restroom” Restrooms that are accessible for those with disabilities. These restrooms are not listed on our online building map.
There are two all gender restrooms located in our 2nd floor library. These restrooms are for Students, Staff & Faculty. Our 3rd floor gender neutral restroom is located in the staff lounge for staff members only.
Gender Discrimination LAW-621
Equality and Difference LAW-880
Law, Society and the University: the History of Discrimination Seminar LAW-729
Race and Gender in the Law LAW-716
Sex, Gender and the Law LAW-757
Sexual Orientation and the Law LAW-751
The USC Gould endowment for OUTLaw — an organization for students of all sexual orientations — was the first of its kind in the nation. An annual Endowment Reception was created to bring together students, faculty, alumni, and the Los Angeles legal community in an effort to raise funds for the USC OUTLaw Scholarship Endowment, which provides annual scholarships that will benefit LGBTQ students and/or students working towards LGBTQ equality through the law. Additionally, Gould administration provides funding to the SBA, and the SBA determines how much money is allocated to the student organizations (OUTlaw can apply for funds).
Yes, mandatory for all students
The USC Gould School of Law recently created and implemented an Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion position. One of the early priorities of this position was defining what it means to be a truly diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. Diversity has been broadly defined in our law school as encompassing the various ways we are diverse, including gender identity and sexuality. Additionally, when I joined the law school nearly one year ago, I reached out to our OUTLaw student leaders to introduce myself and to make myself available as a resource for their organization. We also recently implemented a new “climate incident report” form that allows members of the community to report incidents that have or may have a negative impact on our community. Managed by the DEI Office, this reporting mechanism allows us to more closely monitor our community to ensure that we are actively promoting a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment for all students, faculty, and staff.