We direct our efforts to admitted students who have self identified as LGBTQ on our application. We have our OUTLAWS student organization and our out faculty reach out to admitted students to answer any questions that they might have about the law school.
We don’t have a welcome packet but we have emails that discuss the support for students of color and other affinity groups here at the law school.
Yes we do. It also allows you to indicate gender identity as you would like.
We offer students the opportunity to give us a preferred name in addition to a legal name.
Yes. They can apply for travel grants through the Office of Career Services and from the Professional Development Fund of the Interprofessional Council of The Ohio State University.
Our faculty rules expressly require equal opportunity with respect to “age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status, and other categories covered in the University nondiscrimination policy.” University policy states our commitment to affirmative action and the building of a diverse community in all these respect. Diversity with respect to sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and the other categories listed above is part of the charge given to the Appointments Committee, which receives diversity training at the start of the academic year. We have enjoyed considerable success over the years in making offers to and recruiting LGBTQ+ individuals to join our faculty, both through the AALS process for entry-level hires and the lateral market.
Employees of the Law School offers benefits covered under The Ohio State University’s health plans. Same-sex marriages are legal in the state of Ohio, thus same-sex couples who are married and if one spouse is employed by the institution are eligible to participate in the health plans. As the university defines it, “spouse” is defined as “an individual whose marriage to a covered employee is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service for federal income tax purposes.”
Health plan offers authorization of gender reassignment surgery. In addition, OSU has a transgender primary care clinic which provides follow up care services and accepts OSU health insurance.
Yes. Law students have access through a counselor embedded in the law school and through university counseling services.
Yes we do. There is a silhouette of a man and woman on the signage.
Critical theory/Critical Lawyering Seminar; Gender and the Law; and Sex, Sexuality and the Law
Yes we do and both sexual orientation and gender identity are protected categories.
There are several of us that have undergone Safezone training and are identified as such on our office doors. The office of admissions along with the faculty chair of the faculty diversity & inclusion committee has recently had a focus group with our OUTLAWS student organization to ask them what drew them to Moritz and how we can be better about delivering that information to admitted students and improving the environment here at the law school.