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Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Statement

Lincoln is committed to the principles of equal opportunity to study law and in the hiring, retention and promotion of staff and faculty. We are also committed to providing equal opportunity in the admission and retention of students.  We are dedicated to complying with all federal, state, and local laws providing equal employment opportunities, full opportunities for the study of law and/or entry into the profession of law and all other employment laws and regulations.

It is our intent to maintain a work and study environment that is free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation based on an individual’s race (including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and gender expression), age (40 years and over), sexual orientation, veteran and/or military status, protected medical leaves (requesting or approved for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act or the California Family Rights Act), domestic violence victim status, political affiliation, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws.

The School is dedicated to the fulfillment of this policy in regard to all aspects of the study of law, admission and retention of students, and employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, placement, transfer, training, promotion, rates of pay, and other compensation, termination, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.

The School will conduct a confidential, prompt, and thorough investigation of all allegations of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, or any violation of this policy. The School will take appropriate corrective and remedial action, if and where warranted. The School prohibits retaliation against any employee or student who provide information about, complain about, or assist in the investigation of any complaint of discrimination or violation of this Policy.

We are all responsible for upholding this policy. You may discuss questions regarding this policy with your supervisor or the Dean.

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