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 in the education category 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 50 awards in each of three categories–education, diversity, and greater equality–to law schools, groups, and individuals. All 150 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.”
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.