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Post-SFFA v. Harvard/Affirmative Action Resource Page

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in SFFA v. Harvard banning the consideration of race as a distinct factor in admissions has created questions around programs aimed at ameliorating past harms in the quest to promote equity in education and employment.

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The Path Forward: Discussions and Strategies in Ensuring Diversity, Equity and Inclusion post-SFFA v. Harvard - Webinar Series

This series of workshops was created to provide an avenue for meaningful discussion about the path forward for programs that seek to promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Each session is focused on distinct groups and the unique challenges they face post-decision. The goal of the series is to share information, facilitate discussion, and to provide concrete recommendations to sustain the ongoing quest toward a more equitable society for all.

Member Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Plan

ABA Member DEI plan, passed by the Board of Governors in August 2021, designed to strengthen and increase full and equal participation in the Association by all members.

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion CLE Policy

ABA Member DEI CLE policy, passed by the Board of Governors in April 2022, designed to strengthen and increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in ABA CLE programs.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion FAQ and Resources

FAQ document with answers to common and important DEI questions. 

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Diversity Data for the Legal Profession

Find and explore the ABA and other resources providing important data and statistics on diversity in the legal profession and the Justice System.

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Goal III Reports

Monitoring ABA's progress in promoting full and equal participation in the Association

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Toolkits, Training & Other Resources

Learn more about combating implicit bias in the profession, running disability-accessible events, being an LGBTQ+ Ally, The Grit Project, the Women of Color Research Initiative, and more.

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Reproductive Rights Memo/Timeline

The goal of this Reproductive Rights Timeline was to create a historical and intersectional view of reproductive rights in the U.S. There is currently no comprehensive timeline of all the following events in one place. Combining sources to cover multiple intersections helps to put a lot of these events into context historically and in relation to each other.

Celebrating Diverse Holidays and Heritages

Learn about the many ways the ABA celebrates, commemorates, and recognizes various heritage and historical months, special dates, and holidays. Follow us on social media @ABADiversity to keep up to date on special events. We continually are evolving this list to be more inclusive!

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Model Diversity Survey

A DEI Survey that over 200+ General Counsel have pledged to have their outside law firms complete--incentivizing DEI in law firms and as a factor for corporate business decisions. The aggregate data is publicized in an annual report.

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New & Improved: Diverse Speakers & Authors Directory

Are you a law professional from a diverse background, able to speak on a topic or set of professional experiences and skills you have at an ABA event or CLE? The Diverse Speakers Directory is for you!

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National Pipeline Program Directory

Online searchable database of scholarships, programs, and initiatives that encourage and equip diverse students to pursue legal careers.

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Diversity & Inclusion 360 Commission

ABA Past President Paulette Brown created the 360 Commission to review and formulate methods, policies, standards, and practices to advance diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, the judicial system, and the American Bar Association.

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Racial Equity in the Justice System

Central clearinghouse of ABA-related information and resources for attorneys, the legal profession and the public on a wealth of issues addressing bias, racism and prejudice in the justice system and society.

Choosing an Accessible Virtual Platform

The ABA Commission on Disability Rights shares best practices for choosing a virtual platform for your meetings, webinars, and other events that is accessible to persons with disabilities.

Diversity Fellowship Opportunities

Wide array of DEI scholarships, fellowships, and legal opportunities for law students and young lawyers.

Racial & Ethnic Diversity Caucus

The Caucus provides a forum for racial or ethnic members of the House of Delegates and those House members who have an interest in diversity issues.