Meet Dean Dantley
Meet JP Bonnet-Laboy
Jean Pierre "JP" Bonnet-Laboy joined the office of admissions in 2018 shortly after graduating from SLU LAW. His work in admissions was dedicated to increasing the diversity of the legal profession. Not too long afterwards he began assisting the Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion with meaningful programming to promote the efforts of diversity, equity and inclusion at SLU LAW. Now as the Assistant Director for Diversity and Inclusion, he will be focused on developing, implementing, and coordinating programs and initiatives that support diversity, inclusion, cross-cultural awareness, and social justice, with an emphasis on student-focused programs and initiatives. He also has a particular interest in building out impactful pipeline programs and partnerships in his role.
The Office of Inclusion and Diversity Education works with the School of Law student body to promote diversity and inclusion in a variety of ways.
- Asian American Law Student Association
- Black Law Student Association
- First Chair Society
- Hispanic And Latinx Law Student Association
- Women Law Student Association
The Affinity Council is composed of the presidents of the Asian American Law Students Association; Black Law Students Association; First Chair Society; Hispanic and Latinx Law Students Association; and Women Law Students Association. The Affinity Council was founded on the premise of promoting the advancement of organizations that represent under-represented groups of people in the legal field. One of the missions of the Affinity Counsel is to provide support for each of the affinity organizations. The purpose of the Affinity Counsel is to provide support and avenues of open communication among the affinity organizations who often do not have the same resources or membership as other organizations within the law school. Specifically they are concerned for organizations that are smaller and that perhaps in future years might not have the ability to continue to function as individual organizations. The Counsel would provide support so that these organizations do not seize to exist all together.
The Office of Inclusion and Diversity Education works with School of Law faculty to weave inclusion and diversity initiatives into the curriculum and every day life at SLU LAW.
The academic, educational, social and cultural needs and interests of all students should be considered and supported by the entire law school community. The needs and interests of students of historically underrepresented groups are distinctive, and the institutional response should likewise be distinctive. Considering the foregoing, this committee is charged with ensuring the law school has policies and protocols in place to provide an inclusive and equitable learning environment, work with the Admissions Committee to ensure that all appropriate strategies to diversify the student body have been considered and employed and work with the Office of Development and Alumni Relations to identify possible strategies for sustaining pipeline programming.
- Faculty Appointments Committee
- Diversity hiring plan
- Admissions Committee
Plan prepared in February 2019 that identified specific strategies to meaningfully
enhance the diversity of the student body.