Southwestern Law Wins Diversity Matters Award

Lisa Gear
Assistant Dean for Admissions Lisa Gear accepts the Diversity Matters Award on behalf of the law school.

Southwestern Law School was named as first place winner in LSAC’s Diversity Matters Award contest, announced at the Annual Meeting and Educational Conference held last week in Palm Desert, California. The second and third place winners, respectively, were the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law. The annual award is given to a law school that has demonstrated the highest level of outreach to racially and ethnically diverse students targeted by LSAC’s DiscoverLaw.org initiative. The criteria include creativity, event attendance, and overall use of funds. The contest runs from May 1 to April 30 each year. The winners received trophies to display at their schools, which helps show prospective students that the law school is seriously committed to diversity. The name of the winning law school is also added to the Diversity Matters plaque displayed at LSAC headquarters in Newtown.



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