SHUL seeks out diverse prospective students by attending diversity law fairs for the purpose of recruiting students of color and LGBTQ+ students.
Students are provided information regarding SHUL’s student organizations, including Lambda Law Alliance. This information is readily available in our literature and in our online presence. In addition, Lambda Law Alliance participates in our student organization fair held during orientation.
The Law School does not currently offer this option for admissions applications. Students are able to identify themselves by their preferred name for admission tours, events, email communications and name plates.
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SHUL does not specifically offer a scholarship for LGBTQ+ students. However, outside scholarship opportunities, including scholarships offered to LGBTQ+ students, are shared with the entire law school student body.
SHUL maintains a diversity fund to assist members of diversity-related student organizations who wish to attend affinity-related conferences and programs. Lambda Law Alliance is one of five organizations with access to this funding. As an example, members of Lambda Law Alliance were provided funding to attend the 2018 Annual Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair in NYC.
In addition, Lambda Law Alliance receives funding from SHUL via the Student Bar Association. Finally, an alumna recently left a significant estate gift to LAMBDA which is in a restricted account administered by the LAMBDA faculty advisor.
SHUL advertises openings broadly in traditional and affinity-related venues with the goal of recruiting diverse staff/faculty/administrators.
Benefits are provided on equal terms per the following excerpt from the SHU Employee Handbook Section 2.1, which states as follows:
“No person may be denied employment or related benefits, or admission to the University or any of its programs or activities, either academic or nonacademic, curricular or extracurricular, because of race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, gender, pregnancy, marital status, domestic partnership or civil union status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, handicap and disability, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, AIDS and/or HIV status, genetic information, service in the Armed Forces of the United States, or status as a disabled veteran or as a veteran of the Vietnam era. All executives, administrators, faculty and staff are responsible for supporting Seton Hall’s EEO/AA policies and programs. EEO/AA policies are to be applied in all decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, promotion, transfer, retention, tenure, termination, compensation, benefits, layoffs, union membership, academic programs, and social and recreational programs.”
Student health benefits are offered to all students equally. Coverage and benefits are offered on equal terms. Dependent care is not covered by the student health insurance program.
In-person Diversity and Inclusion training and Implicit Bias training has been offered to all faculty and administrators. All students receive mandatory implicit bias training during one L orientation, which is then built upon in the Introduction to Lawyering course.
Yes, SHUL offers a gender inclusive bathroom. The restroom is designated with a sign that says “RESTROOM.” We are adding two additional gender inclusive restrooms this semester
Gender and the Law
Gender, Race and the Law
Law and Sexuality
Yes. SHUL has a policy regarding hate/bias incidents that all students are required to follow. The policy specifically identifies sexual orientation and gender identity as protected categories.
SHUL has a fulltime Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion. The Assistant Dean works with the Dean, Faculty, students, administrators and staff to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for the law school community. SHUL leadership is engaged in ongoing and active discussions regarding ways to create a true sense of belonging for all students. The leadership encourages students and community members to make suggestions to improve our community and is open to the ideas that come from this honest dialogue.