Diversity at Duke Law

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.


Community Profiles


Director of Diversity Initiatives

Ebony BryantEbony Bryant works with students, student organizations, administrators, and faculty on efforts to enhance inclusivity and diversity at the Law School. She maintains connections with minority alumni to promote opportunities for engagment with Duke Law and facilitates connections that benefit current and prospective students.


Duke Law PreLaw Fellowship

The Duke Law PreLaw Fellowship is a residential fellowship program that introduces talented rising Juniors from underrepresented backgrounds to the many opportunities in legal education through exposure to various areas of law. This rigorous two-week summer course also encourages and prepares students to pursue a legal education by providing law school preparatory resources – introductory law school classes, LSAT preparation, and professional development panels.

Learn more about the PreLaw Fellowship