One of my roles as the associate dean for enrollment and inclusion is to help the Law School recruit students with different perspectives and backgrounds. Learning from and with students of different backgrounds and experiences provide immeasurable benefits for the entire law school community. It expands perspectives and creates an environment where people learn and grow from others with different views, interests, and backgrounds.
One of my other responsibilities is to advance the Law School’s goal of creating an inclusive environment for all members of our community. It is important that the Law School provide an environment where all students can succeed irrespective of their backgrounds. This is a collaborative effort. I work closely with Dean Kearney, the faculty Diversity Committee, a committee that I chair, and the Law School’s Office of Student Affairs, in our collective effort to provide a welcoming experience for all members of our diverse student body. I routinely meet with members of our law student affinity groups to listen to them and to learn from them. Other members of the law school administration are also available to meet with law students to discuss diversity and inclusion.
We also provide opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to participate in comprehensive discussions of racial issues. For example, we established a “Race and the Law” series at the Law School. Here is a link to the panel discussion on “Environmental Law and Environmental Justice” that the Faculty Diversity Committee and the Water Law and Policy Initiative co-sponsored.
In addition, I enjoy teaching courses in tax law and real estate and working with students outside the classroom, such as serving as the faculty advisor of the Estate Planning Society and holding "Dialogue with Dean Lindsey" small-group meals at my home a few times during the semester to strategize with students about diversity and inclusion. I consider our students as colleagues in our effort to create a welcoming environment for everyone. Students at Marquette Law School are highly engaged in our community. I invite you to take a closer look at all the opportunities available at the Law School and in the greater Milwaukee area.