Why is D&I important to your Law Society?
The University of Essex is one of the most international universities in the world. Over 40% of our students come from Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America and Australia and over 25% of our staff come from outside the UK. We are committed and determined to guard and promote diversity and inclusion principles.
Highlights of ways that your Law Society has tried to increase diversity
The Law Society Committee is opening the new position of Diversity Officer.
We will raise awareness and promote the opening of the position by organising an event in collaboration with cultural societies of the university such as the Cypriot Society, Greek Society and Canadian Law Society.
We are planning to organise a diversity week which will include a presentation from Bright Network and Aspiring Solicitors. We will deliver a diversity workshop about how to manage diversity in the workplace environment and equality.
We have organised events in collaboration with cultural societies promoting diversity and advertising the opening of the position of diversity officer.
We are devoted to respecting diversity and inclusion for the benefit of our members and schoolfellows. We strive to create a culture of inclusion, mutual respect and equal opportunities. We welcome and promote diversity within the legal profession, and we encourage our members to embrace the values of diversity, inclusion and equality.
Our Law Society is dedicated to principles of equality and diversity, and to working with our members to support practice in these areas. Promoting an environment that embraces and values diverse backgrounds, thinking skills and experience, and which allows everyone regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability to thrive and fulfil their full potential.