Established in 2007 as the Diversity Working Group, the Law School’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is charged with fostering an environment that supports the success and inclusion of faculty, staff, and students from groups that have experienced systematic, societal discrimination. The committee supports the law school’s commitment as a professional school to developing the cultural competency of our campus community and to promote equitable access to justice and to the profession.
The committee evaluates goals at the beginning of each academic year and has set many important initiatives in motion ranging from faculty and staff training sessions, film screenings, resource development, collaboration with student groups, policy development, and recommendations, incident response, climate surveys, and more.
Membership changes from year to year. The 2019/2020 members are:
- Professor Tom Buchele, Committee Chair
- Associate Dean Libby Davis
- Assistant Dean J.B. Kim
- Professor Susan Mandiberg
- Professor Ozan Varol
- Professor Meg Garvin
- Professor Raj Reddy
- Julieanna Elegant
- Reggie Raiford
- Lydia Ruiz-Hom
- Caitlin Skurky, Student Representative
- Amanda Pham Haines, Student Representative
- Kuranda Kasatka, Student Representative