We conduct a demographic survey at orientation that asks students about sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
Through the Student Bar Association, students are able to request funding for travel for professional development and leadership opportunities.
We contact affinity bar associations whenever we are hiring.
Health insurance, FMLA, parental leave, and adoption benefits are available to all married couples, whether in same-sex or heterosexual marriages. Benefits are not extended to couples in registered domestic partnerships, whether same-sex or heterosexual.
Students are able to purchase student health insurance, and can list spouses as dependents, whether the marriage is a same-sex or heterosexual marriage.
We have 5 all gender restrooms (two in our clinic building, two in the law library, and one in the classroom building). These restrooms have signs that indicate that they are all gender restrooms.
Gender and the Law
Our Students Civil Rights Grievance Procedure recognizes sexual orientation as a protected category. Our University wide Policy Prohibiting Sex and Gender-Based Harassment prohibits harassment based on gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
As a Catholic institution, we know that students, faculty, and administrators that identify as LGBTQ+ may come to us with a belief that this institution does not welcome them. We find that once a person is in the door to interview for a position or for an admissions-related event, they experience us as a welcoming environment.