Our Commitment to Diversity
Diversity is a fundamental necessity to achieving excellence at UofL Law. We must promote differing ideas and a variety of solutions through the inclusion of individuals from all backgrounds, races, genders, sexualities, socio-economics and spiritualities.
UofL Law is committed to the diversity of our students, faculty and staff who join together in the common goal of preparing legal champions. We strive to eliminate discrimination, marginalization, and exclusion based on race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, disability, religion, national origin or military status. Our goal is a climate of inclusiveness with principles of mutual respect, fairness and social justice that enables everyone to develop to his or her fullest potential.
UofL Law's Diversity Committee plays a major role in expanding the culture of inclusiveness at the University. Established in 1992 as an ad hoc committee the group evolved into a premiere University organization that tackles hot-button issues such as affirmative action, gay marriage, the death penalty, the separation of church and state, racial profiling, voting rights, and reproductive rights. Please visit our Diversity Forum Series to read more about the history and activities of this influential group and see their program schedule.
UofL Law encourages students to promote diversity, individuality and dignity. Please read more about how you can be involved in any of the following student organizations that are committed to fostering diversity at UofL Law.
- Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
- Black Law Students Association
- Christian Legal Society
- Equal Justice Works
- Federalist Society
- International Law Society
- Jewish Law Students Association
- Lambda Law Caucus
- Latin American Law Student Association
- Women's Law Caucus
Please visit the UofL Diversity Office to learn more about diversity at the University of Louisville.
UofL Law supports the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), which is dedicated to the idea that the legal profession must reflect the expanding diversity of our society. Please visit DiscoverLaw.org to learn more about the LSAC campaign that encourages racially and ethnically diverse students to discover career opportunities in law.