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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Collection

This guide highlights print and electronic materials available in the Law Library's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Collection.

Where is the DEI Collection?

This print collection is housed in the Reading Alcove on Sub-1 of the Underground Library, near the Jackier Rare Book Room. Print titles can circulate out of the building.

Electronic titles are available to Michigan students anywhere. Please note that some electronic titles are limited to a certain number of concurrent users. 

Why is that book in the DEI Collection?

We strive to ensure that the authors of these materials are diverse as a group, and that different voices and perspectives are provided on any single issue.

Presence of material in this collection does not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Michigan Law, the Law Library, or the University of Michigan of any of the statements, beliefs, or opinions of the corporation, organization, or individual authors. 

The Purpose of this Collection

The Michigan Law Library views our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as central to our mission as an educational institution. We seek to ensure that each member of our community has full opportunity to thrive in our environment. We believe that diversity is key to individual flourishing, educational excellence, and the advancement of knowledge, and we maintain a deep commitment to fostering a diverse community in which all students, staff, and faculty learn and work in an atmosphere of inclusion, respect, and belonging.

We intend the DEI Collection to educate and inform, facilitate dialog, and spark engagement to create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive law school community and educational experience. 

Collection Content

The DEI Collection is not intended to be a comprehensive bibliography of diversity, equity, and inclusion topics. This collection contains resources that represent diverse perspectives on societal problems. Most of the materials may consider these issues through the lens of the United States, and we acknowledge that other perspectives exist.

This collection is organized around the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, as defined by the Law School and University. These are broad, overlapping principles which include but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Ability, Disability, and Ableism
  • Activism
  • Age, Aging, and Ageism
  • Country of Origin, Immigration, and Nativism
  • DEI in Education, Law, and Other Institutions
  • Faith, Religious Identity, Secular Worldview, and Sectarianism
  • General DEI Resources
  • Incarceration
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Intersectionality
  • LGBTQIA+ and Heterosexism
  • Mental and Physical Health
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Racism
  • Sex, Gender, Gender Identity, and Gender Discrimination
  • Socioeconomic Status and Classism
  • Veterans, the Military Experience, and Anti-Military Bias

We have also highlighted certain titles in our Avern Cohn Collection. These titles represent diverse voices, stories, and issues. They are also located in the Reading Alcove on Sub-1 and are available to checkout and take home to read.

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