Affinity Groups at Moritz
Moritz has a broad range of student organizations representing the diversity of our student body; they serve an integral role in the diversity, equity, inclusion and justice mission of the college. Our affinity organizations include: the Asian/Pacific American Law Students Association, Black Law Students Association, Latino Law Students Association, and Middle Eastern Law Students Association, Outlaws, the Christian Legal Society, the Jewish Law Student Association, the Women’s Legal Society, and the St. Thomas More Society; these organizations are open to all Moritz students.
Social Justice Round Table Series
The Social Justice Roundtable Series provides an opportunity for law students and local lawyers to come together to discuss a wide range of legal and societal issues that touch upon diversity in its broadest sense. Our goal is to create a safe environment where the attendees can feel free to discuss their views on sensitive topics and exchange ideas that will promote understanding. The Social Justice Round Table theme is “seeking to understand, rather than being understood.” The goal is not to force agreement, but to create an environment that exposes all to diverse ideas and perspectives on issues such as institutional racism, immigration, police reform, free speech, intercultural lawyering.
Diversity and Inclusion Committee
This committee is made up of faculty, staff, and students. The Moritz dean appoints the faculty and staff members, and the Student Bar Association (SBA) appoints the student members, who also serve as the SBA Diversity Committee. The Diversity and Inclusion Committee supports inclusive excellence at in the college through a variety of programs, speakers, and initiatives, often in conjunction with several student organizations. Among those programs are the SBA Diversity Committee’s annual Diversity Week events.
Diversity Enrichment Scholarships
These scholarships are given to students who add to the diversity of the student body or offer unique qualities and experiences that support the college’s inclusive excellence mission. Recipients have included, but are not limited to, students of different ethnicities, cultures, beliefs, gender identities, sexual orientations, and professional backgrounds, as well as students who have worked extensively with diverse populations. Applications for this award are not required, though admitted applicants are encouraged to submit an essay (not to exceed two pages) that speaks to how their diverse life experience will contribute to the educational exchange and the legal profession.