It is the policy of Mitchell Hamline School of Law to provide a working and learning environment that maximizes the potential of each student, faculty member, and staff member. Unlawful discrimination of any sort interferes with that environment.
Therefore, discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender (including gender identity and expression), marital status, veteran/military status, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, age, disability, or any other basis prohibited by law in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its educational programs and activities (“discrimination”) is prohibited and will not be tolerated. Retaliation against a person who reports or complains about discrimination, or who participates in the investigation of a discrimination complaint is also prohibited.
Likewise, and in accordance with the American Bar Association Standard 205 (d) Mitchell Hamline School of Law requires that every employer to whom it furnishes assistance and facilities for interviewing and other placement services will observe the same principles of non-discrimination and equality of opportunity in regard to hiring, promotion, retention, and conditions of employment. All employers will be required to affirm that they have read and will comply with Mitchell Hamline’s non-discrimination policy prior to posting job opportunities with Mitchell Hamline.
In addition, any employers participating in On-Campus Recruitment or otherwise utilizing Mitchell Hamline resources to connect with Mitchell Hamline students are expected to comply with Mitchell Hamline’s Sexual Misconduct Policy for Employees and Third Parties. All forms of Sexual Misconduct, as further defined in that policy, against employees or students are prohibited.
Military Recruiting Notice
The military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy was repealed in 2011. Although the repeal of DADT was a significant step toward LGBTQIA+ equality within the military, discriminatory hiring practices still affect transgender military service. All students interviewing with military recruiters should be aware that transgender applicants remain subject to the military’s discriminatory hiring policies. If hired, they may also be asked in an official capacity to enforce the military’s discriminatory policies respecting transgender individuals.
Mitchell Hamline School of Law will implement ameliorative programs and activities consistent with the current recommendations of the Association of American Law Schools. We do this to support our students who are excluded and to make a statement against all forms of discrimination.
Should you have any questions about this policy, please direct them to the Dean of Career Professional Development. Thank you.