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Diversity & Inclusion Statement

LSU Law is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we believe the legal profession benefits from varied perspectives and backgrounds and is more creative and effective when its membership reflects the full spectrum of civil society. Our recognition of the value of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession commits us to the responsibility of creating and maintaining an intellectual and social climate at the Law Center that welcomes all and respects the rights, differences, and dignity of others. We strive to bring together diverse ideas, perspectives, and talents within the LSU Law community, and we welcome and support our students, faculty, and staff of different races, genders, gender identities/expressions, sexual orientations, ethnicities, national origins, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, religion, spirituality, disability, family status, experiences, opinions, and ideas. Through respect for differences, our students, faculty, and staff bring a wealth of perspectives and cultural experiences that enhance our classrooms and our ability to achieve academic excellence. We aim to create an environment where every student has the opportunity to reach his or her fullest potential, and we pride ourselves in promoting an inclusive and respectful environment for the exchange of ideas.

LSU Community Diversity Links

Diversity Links in Higher Education

Alliance for Equity in Higher Education

American Association of University Professors (AAUP)

American Council on Education (ACE)

Annual Status Report on Minorities in Higher Education by William B. Harvey

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Association of American Colleges and Universities & the University of Maryland Diversity Web

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU)

Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence (CREDE)

College Board

Diversity Web

Education Commission of the States (ECS)

Ford Foundation

Kellogg Foundation

Pathways to College Network

Public Education Network

Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network

Russell Sage Foundation

State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO)

U.S. Census Bureau: Minority Links for Media

U.S. Department of Education

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)

LSU Law Student Organizations— Commitment to Diversity

  • Black Law Student Association
  • The LSU Law ACLU
  • The Christian Legal Society
  • The Federalist Society
  • The Legal Association of Women
  • SBA Amnesty International Legal Support Network
  • The International Law Society
  • OUTLaw