Colorado Law is committed to inclusion, diversity and equity, and we are proud to support efforts that further this important goal within our school.
- Student organizations: Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA); Black Law Students Association (BLSA); Latino Law Students Association (LLSA); Native American Law Students Association (NALSA); OUTLaw, the GLBT & Allies Law Student Group; and the Women’s Law Caucus (WLC).
- Committee for Inclusiveness and Diversity: The Committee for Inclusiveness and Diversity is a student-lead organization with which several deans and faculty members actively engage in an advisory role. Four principles, known as pillars, guide the Committee's work: (1) Support: providing diverse students with the resources necessary to succeed both academically and socially; (2) Recruitment and Retention: increasing the recruitment and retention of diverse students, faculty, and staff; (3) Education: providing students, faculty, and staff with information and training on diversity-related issues; and (4) Policy Change: evaluating, and suggesting methods to improve, the law school climate.
- Inclusive Excellence Leadership Series: We provide a year-long Inclusive Excellence Leadership Series for students, faculty and staff. The programs are intended to give students the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for becoming more culturally competent lawyers in today's diverse society. Meaningful topics such as generational diversity, implicit bias, work-life balance, micro-inequities, diversity and inclusiveness in the courtroom and on the Bench, and the dynamics of privilege in law and society are explored by professors, practicing attorneys, judges, alumni, and current law students.
Courageous Conversations: Timely and often sensitive topics such as “Why Are So Many African American Males Being Killed By the Police? What is Really Happening?, “What is the Black Lives Matter Movement About?” or “Let’s Talk Honestly About This Newly Elected President (Trump)” are suggested by students, discussed among students in a safe and confidential environment, and facilitated by the Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence. Our rules are: (1) Give each other your undivided attention, (2) Be professional and avoid using belittling language or behavior, (3) Agree that everything said in the room will remain confidential even after you leave the room, (4) Speak your truth respectfully, and (5) Respect the fact that some people may become very emotional -- be supportive.