Mitchell Hamline is being honored with two awards for its efforts around diversifying the pool of law students.
We’re one of 10 law schools nationally receiving an EDGE Award from the Council on Legal Education Opportunity. To mark the organization’s 50 years of working to increase the number of lawyers from diverse backgrounds, CLEO is giving out a total of 50 awards to law schools, groups, and individuals who champion education, diversity, and greater equality in the legal profession. The awards will be handed out at CLEO’s Awards Gala on Nov. 15 in Washington, D.C.
“We are pleased with the response we have received from the legal academy, bar associations, law firms, and other organizations,” said Cassandra Sneed Ogden, CLEO’s chief executive officer. “Diversity and inclusion are important to CLEO, the legal profession, and our nation. We believe these 50 leaders appreciate and value diversity in all its forms.”
Mitchell Hamline is also being honored with a Diversity and Inclusion group award from Minnesota Lawyer magazine for going “above and beyond in their efforts to create a more diverse and inclusionary community.” Minnesota Lawyer will give out the 2nd annual Minnesota Lawyer-Diversity & Inclusion Awards during a celebration at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis on Oct. 3.
Here’s more good news: Faith Jackson ’15 (HUSL), assistant director of admissions at Mitchell Hamline, is being honored with an individual award from Minnesota Lawyer for her work to diversify the legal profession, support and uplift marginalized groups, and help government agencies and nonprofits initiate culture shifts by integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion into their daily practices.