Equity and Inclusion

The College of Law’s diversity statement recognizes diversity as a core value – a value that is also embraced by the University of Cincinnati.  As a public research university, we embrace a very broad concept of diversity that includes commonly recognized considerations such as race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability status, socioeconomic status, gender identity and expression, family structure, sexual orientation, religion and regional or national origin.  Our aim is to train the next generation of leaders in the profession with the knowledge, values and professional skills required to thrive as a 21st century attorney in a global marketplace.  Every semester, students, staff, faculty and the broader community have multiple opportunities to attend events at the College of Law on topics relating to civil rights, domestic violence, race, social justice and gender. 

Our commitment to diversity extends beyond traditional notions of ensuring that our community reflects the diversity of the clients our graduates will serve.  We are equally committed to inclusion and ensuring every member of our community – no matter how they identify – has access to the opportunities the College of Law offers.  We have numerous affinity student organizations, including the Asian Pacific Law Students Association, Black Law Students Association, First Generation Law Students, Jewish Law Students Association, Latina/o Law Students Association, Law Women and Out & Allies. From orientation through graduation and admission to the bar, the Office of Student Affairs, Academic Affairs and Diversity supports to ensure their full engagement in the academic programs, student and career services, and other opportunities offered by the College of Law.