Diversity at Duke Law is more than a statement or a goal: it is part of our educational mission. Duke Law values diversity, in the broadest sense, because the law is a field and profession that must serve and protect all members of society. The educational experience of our students is demonstrably enriched by an exchange of ideas and experiences among students, faculty, staff, and alumni who contribute diverse perspectives. The age, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, cultural backgrounds, educational experience, political perspectives, work experience, and physical ability or disability of each member of our community offer opportunities for us to deepen our understanding of our society and our roles as lawyers, leaders, and public servants.
- Patel ’18 receives Skadden Fellowship to serve LGBTQ and HIV-affected Staten Islanders
Patel ’18 has received a two-year Skadden Fellowship to provide legal assistance to low-income lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and HIV-affected residents of Staten Island, N.Y.
- Duke Law welcomes the JD Class of 2020
Two-hundred fourteen students representing 104 undergraduate institutions comprise Duke Law’s JD class of 2020.
- Jackson ’17 and Lott ’17 land Legal Honors Program positions with HUD and DOJ
Jackson ’17 will enter the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Legal Honors Program. Lott ’17 was selected for the program in the Department of Justice.
- Lucero JD/MPP ’17 receives NALP Pro Bono Publico Award
Gabrielle “Gabs” Lucero ’17 has won the National Association for Law Placement (NALP) Pro Bono Publico Award for her extensive pro bono work and service.
- Nowlin '06 and Pearson '16 named to list of "40 LGBTQ Leaders Under 40" Business Equality Magazine
- Bryant discusses grant for diversity-oriented pre-law fellowship program Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
- Hicks '97 named one of the most powerful executives in corporate America by Black Enterprise Magazine Black Enterprise
- National HBCU Pre-Law Summit visits Duke Law
- The Duke PreLaw Fellowship program: Laying the groundwork for professional success