Diversity and Inclusion | School of Law | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Diversity and Inclusion | School of Law | SIU

Diversity and Inclusion

The Southern Illinois University School of Law is an anti-racist institution that is committed to principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, both in the profession of law and society at large. We welcome and actively recruit students, staff, and faculty who want to work and learn in an environment that nurtures and respects diversity in all its forms, including race, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, ethnicity, national origin, culture and physical ability.

Antiracism statement by the faculty of the Southern Illinois University School of Law


Diversity and Inclusion Faculty Committee

Dean’s Advisory Working Group – Diversity & Inclusion (alumni)

Dean’s Diversity Leadership Council (RSO Presidents) 

Student Bar Association Diversity Committee


LAW 519 - Constitutional Law: Individual Rights

LAW 593  - Immigration Law

LAW 559  - International Business Transactions

LAW 558  - International Law

LAW 580  - Legal Profession

LAW 627  - Women in Leadership: Diverse Leaders for a Diverse Workforce

LAW 590 -  Slavery, Race, Law, & History in Southern Illinois


Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month (Sept.-Oct.)

LGBTQ+ History Month (Oct.)

Native American Heritage Month (Nov.)

Black History Month (Feb.)

Women’s History Month (Mar.)

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month (Apr.)

Diversity Prelaw Summer Institute (a pipeline program)


Slavery, Race, and the Law in Southern Illinois

OUTlaw Translegal Name Change and Gender Marker Project 

School of Law Immigration Detention Project 

School of Law Women in Leadership Program 

students w Behan


SIU again earns national recognition for diversity and inclusivity from Campus Pride


American Bar Association Diversity and Inclusion Resources

Association of American Law Schools Law Deans Antiracist Clearinghouse Project 

First Saluki Center

Illinois State Bar Association Diversity and Inclusion 

Law School Admissions Council Diversity in Law School 

National Association of HBCU Students and Alumni

Selections from the SIU School of Law Library Collection: Works on Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity

SIUC Diversity Resources 

SIUC How do we define diversity? 

SIUe Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion Glossary of Terms 

SIUe Diversity Resources



Diversity and Inclusion Alumni Award

Thurgood Marshall Award (student)

Diversity Admissions Scholarships (entering students)


Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) – Sustaining Institution

Diversity Scholarship Foundation