JLR Statement on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At the Michigan Journal of Law Reform, we view our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as central to our mission as a reform-focused publication. We believe that reform scholarship should seek to improve the world. The Michigan Journal of Law Reform is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate, and will not publish scholarship that discriminates, on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, veteran status, or similar forms of discrimination.

Recognizing the persistence of historical disparities and discrimination against some in the legal profession, we are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, both in membership and scholarship. We expect our members to promote our values of diversity and inclusion. We do not and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, or disrespect.

Further, the Michigan Journal of Law Reform is committed to promoting the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion by:

  • Maintaining a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee, to meet multiple times each semester with the express goal of promoting these values for the Michigan Journal of Law Reform
  • Integrating diversity workshops and trainings into our orientation programming for new members of the Michigan Journal of Law Reform
  • Partnering with other institutions at the University of Michigan that celebrate and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion to co-sponsor events and share resources for journal recruitment and academic scholarship
  • Seeking to promote historically underrepresented and diverse voices in our publication

The Michigan Journal of Law Reform pledges to continue to work to consistently promote the goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion.