Diversity Statement

We are a community that draws its vibrancy from members—faculty, staff and students—diverse in background, perspective and point of view; and will strive to be a community in which all members are accountable for fostering critical discourse, engaging in meaningful interactions and contributing to the strength that flows from a diversity of thought and people for the benefit our College, our community and our profession. Through our comprehensive curricula and experiential learning opportunities, we strive to meet the diverse learning needs and interests of our students. Our commitment to diversity is reinforced through our journals, classroom discussions and symposia. We value learning that occurs both inside and outside of the classroom. Our goal is to create an environment where divergent views and diverse members of our community are valued.

  1. We honor the diverse interests of our students by providing engaging doctrinal instruction and a variety of clinical and other experiential opportunities.
  2. Social and professional interests are furthered by activities that promote inclusive leadership and professional development through public service.
  3. Public service opportunities—landlord tenant/VITA—other public interest service provided by students.
  4. We foster the diversity of student interests and styles by offerings that combine doctrine with practice.

Our community provides a safe environment where all are able to explore, engage and be empowered without physical limitations. Those traditionally underrepresented and marginalized in the law community are welcome in this safe environment.

Our Building

We are committed to making our building accessible and secure for all.

The Classroom

Divergent views foster critical discourse. We promote and welcome respectful discussion.

The Library

The Marx Law Library provides an atmosphere where all students are welcome and where diverse interests may be explored.

“Diversity ought to be woven into the academic life and purpose of the institution: valued by faculty, expressed through curriculum, sustained and nourished through cultural expression and extracurricular life” (Ford Foundation letter, 1990). We value our differences and learn from each other.

Our Faculty

We recruit, retain, and develop a faculty from diverse backgrounds, perspectives, scholarly interests, and teaching styles.

Our Staff

We value the diversity of our staff. Our staff is committed to providing both the atmosphere and services that that all members of our community need to thrive.

Our Students

We strive to attract an academically strong, talented and diverse student body, by providing a well-rounded, affordable legal education.