Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Group

Mission Statement

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.

Launch Office of Student Services: Diversity & Inclusion

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.

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.


Sia Hunkin, 2L
Hiromi “Mei” Cooley, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
Betsy Candler, Lecturer
Grace Hum, Assistant Dean of Students
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
Juan Carlos Ibarra, Academic Skills Lecturer and Senior Affiliated Scholar, Center for Racial and Economic Justice
Ascanio Piomelli, Professor of Law
Mecole Tate, 2L
Manoj Viswanathan, Professor of Law and Co-Director, Center on Tax Law
Terre Block, 3L
Annie Rosenthal, Associate Director of CARE
Chimène Keitner, Professor of Law
Fairuz Abdullah, Director of Employer Relations

Ex Officio Member and Chair of the Working Group:
Morris Ratner, Academic Dean and Professor of Law


This presentation, delivered on Friday March 22, 2019, was the first in the “Diversity in Legal Thought & Practice” speaker series launched by the UC Hastings Law Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Group, co-sponsored by the Legal Education Opportunity Program, Racial Justice Center, and LexLab.

Presentation at UC Hastings Law by Adelmise Rosemé Warner ‘01, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at SiriusXM and Pandora.

Professor Phillips, Professor Bookey and Brynna Bolt discussed the findings of their report—A Journey of Hope: Haitian Women’s Migration to Tapachula, Mexico—and ongoing advocacy efforts to ensure the human rights of Black migrants in their quest for safety and dignity. This presentations took place on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

1st Generation Student, Faculty, Staff and Alumni Panel Fall 2020