Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at GW Law
GW Law is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion among all students, faculty, and staff. We are proud of the diverse perspectives brought to the community by individuals from around the country and the world. We strive to be a community that acknowledges and celebrates our differences, welcomes challenging dialogues, and provides a space where unique individual and group values are shared and honored. Through our many student groups and committees, GW Law works together to create an atmosphere that accepts all perspectives and champions for increased knowledge and care for one another.
If you have more questions about GW Law’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, please email [email protected].
Carmia N. Caesar joined GW Law in 2021 as the inaugural Associate Dean for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. In an interview, she discusses what attracted her to GW Law and why she’s excited to collaborate with the law school’s faculty.
In an effort to confront society’s history of racial inequity, the GW Law faculty passed a new antiracism resolution by unanimous vote on Juneteenth, resolving to promote individual and institutional accountability for combatting racism.
GW Law is focused on building connections as part of its 2022-2025 Strategic Plan.
These organizations play an important role beyond that of fostering camaraderie. By encouraging dialogue on a wide variety of legal issues, the activities of GW Law student organizations have become an important extension of the curriculum.
The Office for Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement (ODECE) provides leadership, resources, and support to advance and sustain inclusive environments for our faculty, staff, and students across the university.
The Multicultural Student Services Center (MSSC) enhances the GW experience by preparing students for success in an increasingly diverse and global society.
Professor Susan R. Jones Awarded JEDI-CCE Award
December 1, 2023
Transform Mid-Atlantic awarded Professor Jones the JEDI-CCE Award for her contributions to clinical law and dedication to just community development at GW Law.
Chickasaw Advocate at GW Law: Morgan Gray's Journey and the Call for Indigenous Representation
November 21, 2023
Morgan Gray, Class of 2024, advocates for Tribal Nations, strives to establish a NALSA chapter and promotes Indigenous awareness in DC.
- Diversity & Inclusion Career Resources
GW Law has a long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion. The GW Law Career Center is here to support and enhance the law school experience of all students, including students who self-identify as diverse based on gender, sexual orientation, race, culture, ethnicity, religion, and/or disability.
- Disability Resources
GW Student Resources
- Information for Pregnant and Parenting Students
- Reporting a Bias Incident
Generally, bias-related acts are characterized by some expression of hate or bias against a particular group, or towards an individual because of their membership (or perceived membership) in that group. Bias incidents may range from acts considered to be offensive to actions that cause harm.
Bias acts may be verbal, written, or contained in an image, or physical in nature. These behaviors often contribute to creating an unsafe or unwelcoming environment for individuals and social identity groups. Acts can qualify as bias acts even when delivered with humorous intent or presented as a joke or a prank.
- Title IX Sexual Harassment and Related Conduct Policy
All students are bound by the University Title IX Sexual Harassment and Related Conduct Policy. Students may report an incident to the Title IX Coordinator by phone at 202.994.7434 or via the Title IX website. Students can receive confidential support for any trauma-related incident through the Office of Safety and Support.
- Alumni Affinity Groups
The George Washington Law Alumni Association (GWLAA) exists to promote GW Law by engaging its alumni. All graduates of GW Law are automatically members of the GWLAA.
You can stay involved with the GWLAA by participating in our many activities throughout the year. Check out the Law Alumni Event Calendar for information on upcoming events.