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Maintain a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Community for Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni


  1. The WVU Law DEI Committee should develop and recommend an annual diversity pipeline program at WVU Law that would supplement existing diversity programs (such as the Appalachian Legal Diversity and Inclusion Pipeline Initiative).
  2. The Assistant Dean for Student Life, the Assistant Dean for Career Services, the Director for the Center for Law and Public Service, and the Director of the Academic Excellence Center should continue to evaluate and improve mentoring programs that assist students academically, socially, in their career development, and in their Bar examination preparation (including the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Success in Law School Mentoring Program).
  3. WVU Law should research student outcomes in multiple student domains while maintaining student anonymity to identify (1) whether there are any disparate results or obstacles to student success; and (2) if there are disparate results or obstacles, possible ways to address them.
  4. The Office of Enrollment Management should continue to recruit in highly diverse cities including Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) Forum cities and to send student, staff, or alumni representatives annually to the New York City, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, Miami, and Washington, DC, LSAC Forums and recurring minority recruitment fairs—including but not limited to the Mid-Atlantic Pre-Law Conference, the National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Pre-Law Summit, the National Black Pre-Law Conference, and individual HBCU law fairs. Resource constraints will likely not allow visits to every forum and recruiting fair every year. The Office of Enrollment Management should carefully monitor the yield from recruiting trips to identify the number of diversity applications received and ultimate students admitted as a result of travel to a particular forum or fair. This information will enable the Office to use its diversity recruiting budget efficiently where resource limitations necessitate choosing to go to some events and to skip others.
  5. The Office of Enrollment Management should continue to hold live and online diversity events to expand our reach and demonstrate our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  6. The Dean, the Office of Enrollment Management, and the Enrollment Management Committee should continue to refine our approach to scholarships to better utilize limited resources and to build a diverse class.


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