Why Diversity Matters

Historically, people from diverse backgrounds have been underrepresented in the legal profession. And even today, the law school population (as well as the legal profession) does not accurately reflect the expanding diversity of our society. Law school diversity enables individuals from a wide range of backgrounds to help create change and put themselves in a valuable career position that’s in demand.

Why is it important for law schools to have students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds?

Every law student benefits from a diverse classroom, but it doesn’t stop there.

Do law schools apply different admission criteria to minorities?

Law schools are genuinely interested in student diversity, but race or ethnicity is only one factor among many.

Learn more about the law school application process.

Prelaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Programs

First- and second-year college students: Get the skills you need to succeed in law school by attending a four-week summer prelaw program. There’s no cost to attend, and participants receive a small stipend.

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Upcoming Events

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June

25

UNM African American Student Services BEST Academy Visit (Albuquerque, NM)
July

16

Leadership in Law Camp (San Antonio, TX)

17

Shades of Purple 2018 (Seattle, WA)

24

Women’s Center Bridging the Gap: Discovering Law and Making a Difference (Seattle, WA)

30

Constitutional Law Camp (San Antonio, TX)
August

3

Road to Law School and Moot Court (Baltimore, MD)
September

6

William Smith High School at Denver Law (Denver, CO)

7

UC Hastings Diversity Outreach Day (San Francisco, CA)
November

17

Q&A: Queers and Allies Discover the Law (Topeka, KS)