Students often find that a supportive network of friends, colleagues, and peers helps facilitate their academic and social needs, which in turn helps them perform at their best. The Office of Multicultural Affairs, operating through the office of the Dean of Students, aims to provide programs and services that provide the most student support possible.
Students find support through a variety of organizations including the Black Law Students Association, the Latin American Law Student Association, the Women’s Law Caucus and Outlaw (the school’s LGBTQ organization.)
We celebrate Black History Month, hold a special event each year to celebrate Martin Luther King Day; host an annual Diversity Alumni Reception where students can build networking relationships and actively seek out diverse students through the admissions process. BLSA students have established a mentoring program with upper division students and diverse lawyers from the surrounding area.
Finally, we host an annual Dean's Diversity Forum, which brings together some of the nation's most creative and innovative thinkers to discuss a new topic each year.
2019 Dean's Diversity Forum: Race and the Future of America's Elderly: What Happens After You’ve Built the Present
2018 Dean's Diversity Forum: Thurgood Marshall--Twenty-Five Years After: Still Celebrating a Life that Changed the Way We See the World.
2017 Dean's Diversity Forum: Economic Justice: Dignity Through Opportunity
2016 Dean's Diversity Forum: Justice: Healing for the Past; Opportunity in the Future