Highlighting our LGBTQ+ students and student org and utilizing a scholarship designated for LGBTQ+ students.
The application itself has 3 questions – identify. Gender assigned at birth and whether they consider themselves to be part of the LGBTQ+ community.
We have not been in a position to hire full-time faculty in the last several years, but we have made an effort to hire diverse faculty as adjuncts. We follow AAEEOO requirements and have a champion of diversity designated on every search committee. In addition, we reach out to the local bar association, and affiliate bar associations, as well as the Inn of Court when advertising for open adjunct faculty positions. For the 2019-2020 academic year, we hired two new adjunct faculty who identify as LGBTQ+.
The student insurance plan is a student only plan. It does not cover spouses and children.
The coverage for transgender services includes medically necessary services and supplies provided in connection with gender transition when the student has been diagnosed with gender identity disorder or gender dysphoria by a Physician. Transgender surgery is at $10,00 per surgery or series of surgeries.
Pacific is committed to its transgender students, faculty and staff. Intercultural Student Success Department has various training on ensuring that our campuses are safe zones. Information here https://www.pacific.edu/about-pacific/administration-offices/office-of-the-president/speeches-and-letters/reaffirming-our-commitment-to-transgender-students-faculty-and-staff.html
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We offer Sexual Orientation and the Law every other year. We also have a new course on Reproductive Rights that touches on some LGBTQ+ issues.
Yes. McGeorge’s Career Development Office offers reimbursement of up to $150.00 (per student, per academic year) to help defray the costs associated with attending professional conferences and recruiting events, including the LGBT Bar’s Lavender Law® Conference and Career Fair. McGeorge’s Public Legal Services Society (PLSS) offers summer internship grants for students in the public sector or public interest, which includes legal organizations that promote LGBTQ+ rights, such as the Family Equality Council, which advances legal and lived equality for LGBTQ families, and for those who wish to form them, through building community, changing hearts and minds, and driving policy change. Our Washington, DC Fellowship also funds public interest and public sector internships in DC, which has included an internship with the DC office of the Family Equality Council.
The law school has offered Safe Zone and Allyship Training to faculty, staff, students, and administrators on a regular basis, including three times in the past two years. The law school also includes two diversity and inclusion training sessions for students, one during orientation and one as part of the law school’s required first-year Legal Profession course each year. The trainings address, among other topics, LGBTQ+ issues.
- The law school has an on-campus, law student-focused Center for Inclusion and Diversity (CID) that explicitly serves, among others, LGBTQ+ students. The CID is staffed by professionals, faculty, staff, and students who are trained to support the students served by the CID.
- The law school’s Associate Dean for Administration, who is also a faculty member, is one of the senior leaders of the law school and is a gay man.
- The law school’s largest privately-funded scholarship is the Jeffrey K. Poile Memorial Civil Rights Scholarship (for students with a demonstrated commitment to the furtherance of LGBTQ+ rights). The law school hosts an annual alumni event to support the Poile Scholarship.
- The law school hosts an annual drag show in which faculty, staff, administrators, and students participate, also as a fundraiser for the Poile Scholarship.