Diversity and belonging: A welcoming Minnesota Law community

Diversity & Belonging Committee

The Diversity and Belonging Committee’s mission is to promote a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive environment for all students, including those from underrepresented communities, and equip all students with the skills to develop cultural competence and ability to mitigate individual and systemic bias in the legal profession.

Join or Contact Minnesota Law’s Diversity Committee

At Minnesota Law, we believe that excellence and diversity go hand-in-hand. We strive to implement these core values in a number of ways so that we may offer a diverse, equitable, and inclusive experience for all students, staff, and faculty. Through our dedicated Diversity & Belonging Committee, we continue to work toward these goals.

Minnesota Law students and staff attend the University of Minnesota’s annual Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Breakfast.Minnesota Law students and staff attend the University of Minnesota’s annual Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Breakfast.
Minnesota Law students and staff attend the University of Minnesota’s annual Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Breakfast.

To contact the Diversity Committee, email lawdiv@umn.edu.

2019-2020 Law School Diversity and Belonging Committee Members

To contact the committee, email lawdiv@umn.edu or any of the committee members below.

Name Email Address Law School Role
Holm Belsheim belsh009@umn.edu Coordinator, 3L
Marielos Cabrera cabre103@umn.edu 2L
Eduardo Castro castr272@umn.edu 3L
Elissa Chaffee echaffee@umn.edu Staff
Katherine Chen chen4396@umn.edu 1L
Nubia Esparza espa0014@umn.edu Staff
Kara Galvin galvink@umn.edu Staff
Dena Gergen gergend@umn.edu Staff
Fabiola Gretzinger gretz014@umn.edu 1L
Caroline Headrick cheadric@umn.edu 1L
Alison Kennedy kenne766@umn.edu Staff
Erin Keyes keye0019@umn.edu Staff
Jon Lee jonlee@umn.edu Faculty
Deepinder Mayell dmayell@umn.edu Staff
Perry Moriearty pmoriear@umn.edu Faculty
Gabrielle Olivieri Sliwka olivi014@umn.edu Alumni
Myron Orfield orfield@umn.edu Faculty
Dorislynn Quinones quino054@umn.edu Coordinator, 2L
Roshan Rajkumar Roshan.Rajkumar1019@gmail.com Alumni
Navin Ramalingam ramal025@umn.edu 2L
Simona Suen suen@umn.edu Staff
Catherine Ulrich ulric146@umn.edu 2L
Monica Wittstock witt0265@umn.edu Staff

Current Collaborations

#QueerIs campaign

The Diversity & Belonging Committee, in collaboration with the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life (GSC), are proud to host one of the campus-wide pop-up events for the #QueerIs poster campaign at the Law School.

Please come to the subplaza on Tuesday, February 18th from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. to pick up your own #QueerIs poster. 

#QueerIs highlights, honors, and celebrates the infinite galaxy of possibilities and experiences intertwined within Queer identities. Learn more about the campaign.



Diversity and Belonging: A welcoming Minnesota Law communityMinnesota Law’s Diversity and Belonging Committee held the inaugural Minding the Justice Gap Scholarship Series on November 20, 2019.

Professor Myron Orfield of the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity discussed school segregation in the Twin Cities and how it—along with other factors like gentrification and housing issues—contribute to a lack of diversity in American higher education.

Watch this webpage for details about our next event.

Provide Feedback

Do you have a Diversity & Inclusion-related comment or concern? Contact the Law School’s Diversity Committee:

Comment Form: z.umn.edu/lawdiv
Email: lawdiv@umn.edu


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