2022-2023 Academic Year
Theme: Reviewing Legal Implications of Race, Building Community, and Cultivating Cultural Humility
Focus: Community, Legal heritage (implications, history, complications of legal treatment of race), and cultural humility.
In general, this year’s focus is on community, legal heritage (implications, history, complications of legal treatment of race) and cultural humility.
To be named.
January 2022 started off by addressing multiple points of DLS’s Strategic Plan where DLS members strive to be racial justice educators and advocates, providing awareness and educational opportunities through the 21-day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge, DEI student training, a Conversation for Understanding Town Hall that created a platform for students to raise and discuss DEI-relevant concerns with faculty and the administration, workshops to discuss bias and microaggressions in the law school and workplace, along with various messaging through flyers, posters, emails and social media related to DEI awareness building.
The DEI Committee will build upon these efforts through Community Conversations and other targeted programming, student and faculty engagement, auditing and review of DLS approaches along with strategizing appropriate positions regarding the Clery Act and responses to DEI-related incidents, among other things.