Equity

Treating different things the same can generate as much inequality as treating the same things differently.

Kimberlé Crenshaw

What Is Equity?

The guarantee of fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all students, faculty, and staff, while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups.*

Empowerment

  • Pay
  • Promotion
  • Power
  • Privilege

MSU Law commits to a policy of equal employment opportunity and complies with the accreditation standards set forth in Section 6-3b of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) bylaws, which states:

A member school shall pursue a policy of providing its students and graduates with equal opportunity to obtain employment, without discrimination or segregation on the ground of race, color, religion, national origin, handicap or disability, age, or sexual orientation. […] A member school shall communicate to each employer to who it furnishes assistance and facilities for interviewing and other placement functions the school's firm expectation that the employer will observe the principle of equal opportunity.

MSU Law also adheres to the American Bar Association (ABA)’s Non-Discrimination Standard:

A law school shall not use admission policies or take other action to preclude admission of applicants or retention of students on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

A law school shall foster and maintain equality of opportunity for students, faculty, and staff, without discrimination or segregation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

Law College programs, activities and facilities shall be available to all without regard to race, color, genetic information, gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, political persuasion, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, height, weight, veteran status, age or family status. For more information on MSU Law’s policies and procedures relating to discrimination, review the Student Handbook.

MSU Law complies with Title IX laws, as with Michigan State University’s Anti-Discrimination Policy, and the University Policy on Relationship Violence & Sexual Misconduct.

*Source: Independent Sector