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.
Director of Diversity Initiatives
Ebony 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 engagement with Duke Law and facilitates connections that benefit current and prospective students.
Coordinator of Diversity Recruitment
Patrice Barley, Assistant Director of Admissions, helps in the outreach and recruit of talented candidates from diverse backgrounds in support of Duke Law's educational mission. She participates in recruitment tours around the country and facilitates the Law School's Admitted Students Weekend.
- 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.
- Sorrell '94 transforms Paul Quinn College, students' lives with entrepreneurial drive and vision Dallas Morning News
- Jones: Law is built on customs and norms that may incorporate discriminatory tendencies against certain racial, gender groups The Daily Tar Heel
- Duke Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars discuss program's networking, experiential learning opportunities
- Rabiej: Rise in women leading multi-district litigation can be partly attributed to a more diverse judiciary Law.com
- Blocher: Durham's sesquicentennial is a opportunity to redefine the city's history in a positive way The News & Observer