Anti-discrimination Policy

Information for Employers

Duke University has adopted the following non-discrimination-policy:

Duke University is committed to encouraging and sustaining a learning and work community that is free from prohibited discrimination and harassment. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, genetic information, or age in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid, employment, or any other university program or activity. The university also makes good faith efforts to recruit, employ and promote qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. It admits qualified students to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students.

The university also does not tolerate harassment of any kind. Sexual harassment and sexual misconduct are forms of sex discrimination and prohibited by the university. Duke University has designated Dr. Benjamin D. Reese, Vice-President of the Office for Institutional Equity, as the individual responsible for the coordination and administration of its nondiscrimination and harassment policies. The Office for Institutional Equity is located in Smith Warehouse, 114 S. Buchanan Blvd., Bay 8, Durham, North Carolina 27708. Dr. Reese’s office telephone number is (919) 684-8222 and his email address is ben.reese@duke.edu.

Questions or comments about harassment or discrimination can be directed to the Office for Institutional Equity, (919) 684-8222. Additional information, including the complete text of the harassment policy and appropriate complaint procedures, may be found by contacting the Office for Institutional Equity or visiting its website at: http://www.duke.edu/web/equity/. For further information on notice of nondiscrimination, you can contact the appropriate federal office by visiting the website: http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1 (800) 421-3481.

With the sole exception of the military, all organizations using the facilities and services of Duke Law School in connection with the recruitment of law students must comply with the University’s non-discrimination policy. The exception for the military is based upon the Solomon Amendment.

Statement by Dean David F. Levi
"Duke Law School has long honored the extraordinary contributions of its students, alumni, faculty, and staff who have served and are serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. The Law School also has an enduring commitment to meritocratic principles of equal opportunity, as reflected in Duke University's anti-discrimination policy. The formal repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell (DADT) marked a significant milestone, as it ended Congress's eighteen-year exclusion from military service of openly gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals. Continued movement toward equal access to the military's unique opportunities, without regard to gender identity/expression, will further align Duke University's Anti-Discrimination Policy with the tradition of honorable and important service in the Armed Forces. "

Statement Adopted by the Faculty of Duke Law School.

Your organization is required to comply with the Law School's anti-discrimination policy stated above in order to interview on-campus, participate in on-campus events and /or post positions for Duke Law students. PLEASE CHECK-MARK THE SECTION LABLED "ANTI-DISCRIMINATORY POLICY AFFIRMED" IN ORDER TO COMPLETE YOUR ON-LINE REGISTRATION REQUEST FORM.

All employers interviewing on campus or posting positions for Duke Law students are encouraged to be familiar with the National Association for Legal Professionals' publication, Lawful and Effective Interviewing Practices, as an aid to appropriate interviewing practices. Interviewers are reminded that students form opinions about organizations based on the interviewing skills of the recruiters and their knowledge about all areas of the employer's practice. While most professionals strive to maintain a professional and sensitive attitude, students occasionally lodge complaints about discriminatory behavior on the part of an interviewer or professional during summer employment. Employers and interviewers should review Duke Law School's Policy & Procedures for Addressing Student Complaints of Discriminatory Behavior During the Recruiting Process or Summer Employment.