Diversity & Inclusion

Past Programs

Celebration of the 45th Anniversary of the First African-American Alabama Law Graduates – March 31, 2017
Bending the Arc of History: African-Americans and The University of Alabama School of Law

Dialogue in the Dark – March 2, 2017
Join us for a candid discussion on a range of diversity issues. At this program, students will have an opportunity to discuss various issues across the diversity spectrum. Participants may anonymously submit questions to be addressed at the program by visiting http://ask.fm/dialogueinthedark2017. All questions must be submitted by March 1, 2017. Lunch will be provided. All are welcome.

Middle School Open House – February 24, 2017
The Law School hosted an open house for students from three Tuscaloosa area middle schools. Approximately 90 middle schoolers attended. During the open house, the middle school students learned about different aspects of the law, watched law students conduct a mock trial and a moot court argument, and participated in their own mock trial.

Discover Law Open House – February 10, 2017
The Discover Law Open House is an informational event with a focus on diversity. Participating students learned about law school admissions, career opportunities, and tips for taking the LSAT. Prospective students will tour the Law School, enjoy lunch with current students and faculty members, and participate in a mock class.

Transgender Passport Workshop – January 28, 2017
The Office of Diversity & Inclusion and UA Safe Zone sponsored a Transgender Passport Workshop to assist individuals in completing passport applications. All are welcome.

A Reading of Dr. King’s “A Realistic Look at the Question of Progress in the Area of Race Relations” – January 19, 2017
This program featured a reading of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s address delivered at the Saint Louis Freedom Rally on April 10, 1957.

CSO/ODI Etiquette Workshop - November 9, 2016
The Career Services Office and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion hosted a Business Etiquette Workshop. Emily Post Institute certified trainer Gina Johnson conducted a presentation on dining and reception etiquette.

Joyce Vance LGBTQ+ Issues Forum - October 26, 2016
Joyce Vance, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, discussed the DOJ’s historic and on-going role in LGBTQ+ issues.

First in My Family to Go to Law School - October 6, 2016
This annual program is designed to provide information about some basic components of law school life of which many individuals, particularly those who are the first in their family to attend law school, may be unaware. The target audience for this event is 1L students, but all students are welcome.

The Diverse Experts Directory is a clearinghouse of University of Alabama School of Law alumni and friends of the Law School with expertise in various fields. The purpose of the Directory is to provide the Law School’s students, student organizations, faculty, and staff with a resource for finding potential speakers and authors for programs, publications, and other initiatives.

All interested persons are welcome and encouraged to join the Directory. The goal is to have a Directory that features individuals of different races, ethnicities, genders, disability statuses, sexual orientations, practice areas, practice settings, and experience levels.

Participants are encouraged to create a complete profile with detailed information about their legal and professional expertise, as well as demographic data. This will help program organizers identify and include panelists and authors that are representative of the constituencies the Law School serves, as well as the legal profession.

Should you have questions or comments about the Directory, please send an email with the subject line “Diverse Experts Directory” to Daiquiri J. Steele, Director of Diversity & Inclusion and Assistant Professor of Law in Residence at dsteele@law.ua.edu or call (205) 348-4541.

Diverse Experts Directory Registration

For additional information on the University of Alabama School of Law Office of Diversity & Inclusion, , please email Daiquiri J. Steele, Director of Diversity & Inclusion and Assistant Professor of Law in Residence, at dsteele@law.ua.edu or call (205) 348-4541.