Why is D&I important to your Law Society?
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is perfectly enshrined in our mission statement, “A Just world in which there is respect for human dignity and cultural diversity”. This motto underlines our central commitment to human rights and the rule of law, it revolves around everything we do and guides us towards what we wish to achieve.
Highlights of ways that your Law Society has tried to increase diversity
Our society has aimed to increase diversity in several ways.
First and foremost, our commitment to diversity is evident through our committee. With a team of over 40 members, (including an event organising committee), our society boasts an incredibly diverse range of backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures.
Secondly, through our events and programmes. We have strived to organise events geared towards different interests and aspirations as well as taking into account different mindsets and necessities. Our society believes in basing its projects on the idea of professional and personal development. Our Student Trainee Exchange Programme is a prime example of this, offering internship opportunities for our members all around the world, linking this with a developed cultural programme, thus ensuring cultural and professional enrichment.
President of ELSA Birmingham, 2019-2020
In a world in which walls and barriers are the norm, our society provides the perfect opportunity for those wishing to tear down these barriers in order to create a just world, in which diversity is seen as a strength instead of a means for conflict.
Secretary General of ELSA Birmingham, 2019-2020
Our society is a human rights-oriented society, and therefore diversity and inclusion is one of our top priorities. Our membership is incredibly diverse with countless countries represented, making it all the more pertinent that we provide each member with an environment where they feel included. Between our committee and the events that we have planned, we strive to meet this need every day.