Non-Discrimination Policy

All On-Campus Interviewers are requested to read and agree to the following:

The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity institution. Pursuant to regulations of the American Bar Association, the Association of American Law Schools and the National Association for Law Placement, the School of Law is committed to providing our students and alumni/ae with the opportunity to obtain employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, nationality, gender, age, disability or sexual orientation. Our facilities and resources are available only to prospective employers who adhere to this policy.

Note to Employers

We expect employers who use the services of the University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law Office of Professional Development, to adhere to established standards of appropriateness and decency when interviewing our students. A guide, published by the National Association of Law Placement entitled Fair and Effective Interviewing, addresses the topic fully and is available upon request from our office. The most pertinent paragraph in the brochure reads as follows:

Asking job related questions is the key to non-discriminatory interviewing. From a legal perspective, interviewers should particularly avoid questions about age, race, religion, national origin, marital or family status, sexual orientation, credit ratings, arrest and conviction records, physical traits, and disabilities (except as they affect ability to do a job). An interviewer's legal responsibilities extend beyond knowing that federal and state laws prohibit inquiries in most of these areas. An employer committed to hiring lawyers who can meet the needs of an increasingly diverse client base must ensure candidates are not unintentionally alienated during the interview process. The interviewee may perceive questions, which may not seem blatantly discriminatory to the interviewer, as inappropriate or insensitive.

A downloadable copy of this policy, which must be signed and submitted, is available below: