College of Law

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Diversity is a core value on our campus.

The University of Toledo — and the College of Law (Toledo Law) — is committed to creating an environment where every student, staff member, and faculty member feels included and respected.

We welcome diverse ideas, thoughts, and perspectives.

Toledo Law Equity Plan UToledo Diversity Plan

College of Law Statement of Values

The College of Law is committed to increasing the representation, inclusion, and sense of belonging of people from historically subordinated and underrepresented groups in legal education and the legal profession, including but not limited to people of color, people with disabilities, women, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, immigrants, people living in poverty, and members of different religious groups; and to providing students with the foundation needed to engage in the work of dismantling structural inequality and advancing civil rights.

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Student Organizations

A diverse student body is critical to serving a diverse population. We have a wide variety of student organizations that focus on embracing diversity.

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Coursework & Academics

At Toledo Law, we offer extensive hands-on experience and course work to support the study of law in relation to gender, race, disability, immigration, and sexual orientation.

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There are scholarship opportunities supporting students from all backgrounds. Whether you're entering as a first-year student or continuing as a current Toledo Law student, there are a variety of opportunities for funding.

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Pathways to Law School

Toledo Law offers a variety of programs to help build pathways to law school for high school and undergraduate students - Launch into Law, Law and Leadership Institute, and Careers in Law Symposium.

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Workshops, Lectures & Events

Our community is passionate about civic engagement and social justice. Toledo Law hosts workshops, lectures, and events throughout the year to encourage thoughtful dialogue about diverse legal issues and current events.

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Law Center Resources

It is important that we provide an environment that is welcoming to all students, faculty, staff, and guests. To help ensure that you feel welcome, there are a variety of spaces available within our building.


College of Law Inclusion Officers

Kate Abu-Absi
Kate Abu-Absi

Program Manager,
Alumni Engagement & DEI Initiatives

Cindy Kirby
Cindy Kirby

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Last Updated: 7/15/24