Notice of Nondiscrimination

Liberty University School of Law
Policy on Nondiscrimination
 
Liberty University is a Christian academic community in the tradition of evangelical institutions of higher education. It is controlled by an all evangelical Christian Board of Trustees, has a Statement of Doctrine that, among other things, affirms the authority of the Holy Scriptures, has a published Statement of Purpose, and has a published Statement of Professional Ethics, each of which is distinctly Christian. Its admissions and employment policies directly relate to its purposes and its identity as a Christian institution and are protected by the United States Constitution.
 
Admission of Students

Consistent with Liberty University’s nondiscrimination policy with respect to admission of students, the School of Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran. The School of Law does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation but does discriminate on the basis of sexual misconduct, including, but not limited to, non-marital sexual relations or the encouragement or advocacy of any form of sexual behavior that would undermine the Christian identity or faith mission of the University.
 
Employment of Faculty and Staff
 
With respect to employment of staff, consistent with Liberty University’s nondiscrimination employment policy, the School of Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran.
 
With respect to appointment to the faculty, the School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran. Because it is the School’s mission “to equip future leaders in law with a superior legal education in fidelity to the Christian faith expressed through the Holy Scriptures,” and the applicability of the University’s distinctly Christian Statement of Professional Ethics, the School does not discriminate on the basis of religion in faculty appointments except to the extent that applicable law respects its right to act in furtherance of its religious objective.
 
In its employment practices, the School of Law does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, but does discriminate on the basis of sexual misconduct, including, but not limited to, non-marital sexual misconduct, homosexual conduct, or the encouragement or advocacy of any form of sexual behavior that would undermine the Christian identity or faith mission of the University. This policy statement is neither intended to discourage, nor is it in fact applicable to, any analytical discussion of law and policy issues involved in the regulation of sexual behavior, or to discussions of any recommendations for changes in existing law. Discussions of these matters are both practiced and are welcomed within our curriculum.