The mission of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Group (DEIWG) is to foster diversity, equity, inclusion, and cultural competence in order to attract, retain, and support diverse community members, foster an environment that promotes excellence and learning, and enrich the individual and collective learning and work experience. The Working Group will endeavor to achieve these aims through inclusive and collaborative programming, research and information-sharing, and advice to the College.
1L Membership Position
There is one open seat for a 1L member of the Working Group, to be appointed by Chancellor & Dean David Faigman. The 1L member should email a cover letter explaining their interest and a resume by October 12 to DiversityWorkingGroup@uchastings.edu. Working Group student members attend regular Working Group meetings every few weeks and provide a student perspective as the Group gives advice to the administration, among other things. The position is unpaid.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fellows
Students interested in working as Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fellows (a paid RA position) should send a cover letter explaining their interest and a resume to DiversityWorkingGroup@uchastings.edu by October 12. Work hours are variable, and will include research and help with organizing activities of the Working Group. This position is a paid RA position.
Jacob Barrera, 2L
Hiromi “Mei” Cooley, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
Jamie Dolkas, Center for WorkLife Law Director of Women & Leadership
Grace Hum, Dean of Students
Yasmin Kouchesfahani, 2L
Lauren Lofton, Associate Director for Student Life and Inclusion
Mario Ernesto Lopez, Associate Director of Admissions & Diversity Initiatives at UC Hastings Law
Elizabeth McGriff ’96, Director of LEOP and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisor
Emily Murphy, Associate Professor of Law
Ascanio Piomelli, Professor of Law
Mecole Tate, 2L
Manoj Viswanathan, Professor of Law and Co-Director, Center on Tax Law
Simran Virdi, 2L
Ex Officio Member and Chair of the Working Group:
Morris Ratner, Academic Dean and Professor of Law