Lindsay Kendrick will join NYU Law as assistant dean for diversity and inclusion, Dean Trevor Morrison announced on October 12. In the new role, Kendrick will shape and advance the Law School’s diversity and inclusion initiatives.
“This position is being created in line with the implementation of our strategic plan, and to build on and enhance work being done already to improve the diversity of the Law School and ensure that it is a fully inclusive learning community,” Morrison says. “I am thrilled that Lindsay is bringing her extensive experience, dynamism, and collegial spirit to NYU Law and look forward to having her on campus.”
Kendrick joins NYU Law from Ropes & Gray, where she was diversity and inclusion manager. Among other things, she launched firm-wide unconscious bias training, developed a diversity-focused recruitment strategy, and implemented a mentoring program. Previously, Kendrick was East Coast diversity manager at Sidley Austin and practiced for five years as an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell. Kendrick holds a BA in Psychology from Georgetown University; a JD from Howard University, where she served as the managing editor of the Howard Law Journal; and an MS in Organizational Change Management from the New School’s Milano School for Management and Urban Policy.
“You cannot do the work I do without recognizing what a special community the school is. NYU Law is widely known as a leader and an innovator, and the creation of this position is a true testimony to that,” Kendrick says. “The students, faculty, and administration are more than willing to engage with issues, identify areas of improvement, and create solutions. I look forward to continuing the fantastic work that has already been done, to helping shape and advance the school’s diversity initiatives, and to bringing that history of innovation into the inclusion space.”
As assistant dean, Kendrick will advise the dean on all matters related to diversity and inclusion at the Law School and work with the existing Inclusion and Diversity Committee to shape, support, and expand its efforts. She will collaborate with the Office of Student Affairs to support students of color and from communities historically underrepresented at the Law School and in the legal profession, and to offer programming to enhance the inclusiveness of the Law School. Kendrick will also serve as a resource for faculty on diversity and inclusion issues, and act as an advisor, advocate, and institutional resource for achieving the Law School’s diversity- and belonging-related goals and tracking its progress. She will start in her new position on November 12.
Posted October 25, 2018