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. The committee also plans and facilitates our “Opt-In” training series for students, staff, and faculty.

Committee Members

Membership on the committee changes annually. The 2022-2023 members are:

  • Professor Tung Yin, Committee Chair
  • Professor Meg Garvin
  • Professor Charlie Martel 
  • Professor Raj Reddy
  • Associate Dean of Student Affairs Libby Davis
  • Director of Equity, Inclusion & Academic Resources Lexie Zirschky 
  • Nicholas Mercado, Student Representative
  • Allie Sandhu, Student Representative