We search the LSAC Candidate Referral Service for students who identify as LGBTQ+. We then send email campaigns to those students regarding LGBTQ+ services offered at the law school and campus at large. Additionally, we invite these students to attend our annual Diversity & Inclusion Day open house. This event is specifically geared towards students of color and LGBTQ+ students. We also advertise this event through campus organizations (including our nationally-recognized LGBT Center).
The welcome packet includes a brochure on campus resources, and specifically includes the University LGBT Center and the University Cultural Center. The packet also includes a listing of all our student organizations which include Lambda Law Caucus, BLSA, and Women’s Law Caucus.
Our application allows students to identify between the following gender identities (choose all that apply): agender, androgyne, demigender, female, genderqueer or gender fluid, male, questioning or unsure, trans female, trans male, other category/identity not listed, decline to respond, if not listed, you may list it here. We also allow them to choose from the following sexual orientation categories (choose all that apply): asexual, bisexual, gay, lesbian, pansexual, queer, questioning or unsure, same-gender loving, straight (heterosexual), other category/orientation not listed, decline to respond, if not listed you may list it here.
Our student information system allows students to select a “preferred name.” Preferred names will appear on class rosters.
The law school awards only academic merit scholarships.
We offer any student who wants to attend a career services fair up to $300 in funding for travel and hotel. An obvious example would be the Lavender Law Conference and Job Fair in NYC. We always send notices of opportunities to the our diversity distribution list and to the president of the Lambda Law Caucus (LGBTQ+ student group) to share with all members.
For faculty recruitment, we use the AALS recruitment process which asks candidates to self-identify. We also post all jobs via university portal, and advertise to our Law Alumni Council, our Alumni diversity Council, the LBA (Louisville Bar Association), and LGBTQLou.
We also allow employees to change their gender markers in our information system: http://louisville.edu/lgbt/resources-for-students-and-employees/resources-for-employees-1/instructions-to-change-faculty-staff-gender-marker.
It is identified as a “family” restroom. It has a lounge and two sinks with two toilet rooms that have full doors that lock.
Sexual Orientation and the Law; Gender and the Law