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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

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 2020/2021 members are:

  • Professor Tom Buchele, Committee Chair
  • Associate Dean Libby Davis
  • Professor Meg Garvin
  • Professor Raj Reddy
  • Julieanna Elegant, Executive Director SBLC
  • Reggie Raiford, Law Facilities Maintenance
  • Lydia Ruiz-Hom, Faculty Legal Assistant
  • Alyssa Warren Salstrom, Assistant Director of Student Affairs
  • Ethan Snyder, Director of Academic Resources and Diversity
  • Desiree Staeffler-Marchbanks, Victims’ Rights Fellow NCVLI
  • Caitlin Skurky, Student Representative (3L)
  • CJ Fuenzalida Nunez, Student Representative (3L)
  • Akriti Bhargava, Student Representative (2L)
  • Zach Martinson, Student Representative (1L)