Law schools are generally supportive of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and employees—at least on paper.
That’s the takeaway from the National LGBT Bar Association’s inaugural Law School Climate Survey-2019. The 30-year-old organization that works to promote diversity and inclusion throughout the legal industry queried all 203 law schools accredited by the American Bar Association on 19 different issues, ranging from LGBTQ+ student recruiting efforts to the availability of gender inclusive restrooms. (LGBTQ+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer identifying.) Only 66 schools participated, but their responses indicate that, on the whole, schools have many policies in place to support the inclusion of LGBTQ+ students and resources available to help them navigate their legal education.
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