The Moritz community thrives when its students, faculty, and staff – who represent countless diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, beliefs, and experiences – collaborate to create a culture that broadens perspectives and furthers understanding. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion works closely with students and organizations on targeted programs that are focused on ensuring a welcoming and diverse culture, enhancing understanding and respect, and encouraging critical thinking about legal doctrine and social policy especially as they relate to the lived experience of marginalized populations.
Moritz Statement of Diversity & Inclusion
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law believes that diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice are essential to the excellence of our community, culture, and curriculum. We recognize that the pursuit of this excellence requires thoughtful, deliberate, and sustained action and that this effort is critical to our educational mission.
We value diversity in all of its dimensions including, but not limited to, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, physical and learning abilities, socio-economic status, and viewpoint. We seek to reflect these multiple perspectives, backgrounds, and interests in all facets of our community. We recognize that faculty, staff and students who are a part of a diverse and inclusive environment are better prepared to in a pluralistic world and successfully navigate law school and the legal profession.
We strive to be an inclusive community in which each individual feels safe, respected, and valued. In building a community that values similarities and differences among its constituents, we seek to embody in our actions and in our relations with one another the principles of equity and justice as well as the values of honesty, respect, compassion, responsibility, and fairness.
We believe that exposure to multiple, and even sometimes competing points of view best equips students to explore, understand and apply complex concepts, building the basis for a rigorous legal education. By weaving diversity into the fabric of our curriculum, we equip our students with the interpersonal and critical thinking skills that are essential to success in the complex, multicultural world in which we live and the society the legal profession serves.