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LGBT Survey Results: UConn School of Law

Nondiscrimination Policy

UConn School of Law prohibits discrimination in education, employment, and the provision of services regardless of age, ancestry, color, national origin, marital status, race, religion, sex, sexual preference, status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam Era, physical or mental disability or record thereof, or mental retardation. University policy also prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of a criminal record that is not related to the position being sought, and complies with all state and federal civil rights statutes whether or not specifically cited within this statement. Law school policy prohibits discrimination in education and in the provision of services on the basis of a criminal record.

The goal of equal employment opportunity, which is embodied in federal and state laws forbidding discrimination in employment, is inherent in the ideals of the legal profession and represents a special obligation to the profession as well as the School of Law. We assume that prospective employers utilizing the services of the law school’s Office of Career Services acknowledge the principle of equal opportunity for all students and graduates. We expect that their employment policies will comply with the letter and the spirit of law affording equal employment opportunity.

Any student who believes that he or she has been a victim of discrimination or harassment during any time in the hiring or interview process, should bring this to the attention of the Director of Career Services. Informal, confidential forms are available in our office for students to use to comment on any employer or interviewer. All complaints are kept in strict confidence. It is important for the Office of Career Services to be aware of any violation of our nondiscrimination policy so that we may address the issue appropriately.

LGBT Student Organization(s)

Lambda Law Students Organization

Student contacts:

James Smith
Email: james.smith@students.law.uconn.edu

Michael Roberts
Email: michael.roberts@students.law.uconn.edu

LGBT Faculty

Susan Schmeiser
Email: susan.schmeiser@uconn.edu

LGBT Administrator(s)

Karen DeMeola
Email: karen.demeola@uconn.edu

LGBT Course(s)

No details provided.

Domestic-Partner or Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

No details provided.

Additional Information

Connecticut has been a leader in enacting nondiscrimination laws, recognizing same-sex marriage, and protecting LGBT residents. UConn Law has a long tradition of supporting the LGBT movement, and faculty, staff, and students serve as thought leaders on issues impacting our communities. Our Lambda Law Student Association is one of our active student groups though there are several groups that raise awareness of issues impacting the LGBT community. Our LGBT alumni, faculty, staff, and students would be happy to share their experiences at the Law School, and we encourage you to reach out to us.

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May 21, 2014, 13:28 PM

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