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Diversity Matters Award

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University of Denver Sturm College of Law was awarded first place in the 2015 Diversity Matters contest

The annual Diversity Matters Award is given to a law school that has demonstrated the highest level of outreach to racially and ethnically diverse students from the target audience of LSAC's campaign.

We know that your institution understands that "diversity matters" in legal education and is dedicated to helping us change the numbers. Let's work together to provide students, early in the pipeline, with the information and guidance necessary for successful admission to law school.

Contest Criteria

The contest runs from June 30 to April 30 each year. In determining the winners, we will consider creativity, event attendance, and overall use of all funds. Other criteria will include

What's in it for you?

The top 10 finalists will be announced during the LSAC Annual Meeting. First-, second-, and third-place winners will be announced at the Annual Business Meeting and receive trophies to display at their schools.

The prominent display of this award will show prospective students that your law school is seriously committed to diversity and will further assist your recruitment efforts directed toward racially and ethnically diverse candidates. Not only will candidates read about your commitment to diversity (in your marketing materials and on, visitors to your school will see your commitment on display. The name of the winning law school will be added to the Diversity Matters plaque displayed at LSAC headquarters in Newtown.

Contact Us

For more information or if you have questions, contact the Diversity Initiatives Office at