Diversity Matters Award

Diversity Matters Award Receipients

McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, received the eighth annual Diversity Matters Award.

The annual Diversity Matters Award is a display of member law schools’ commitment to diversity and 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.

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

  • website promotion,
  • student registration on DiscoverLaw.org,
  • school participation in DiscoverLaw.org Months events, and
  • bonus participation (such as being a volunteer on diversity panels or on webinars and podcasts).

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 DiscoverLaw.org), 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 DiscoverLaw@LSAC.org.

DiscoverLaw.org 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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