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.
- 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.
- Duke Law welcomes the JD Class of 2019
222 students representing 119 undergraduate institutions comprise the JD Class of 2019.
- Eggerly ’18 helps foster kids avoid identity theft
Miata Eggerly ’18, with assistance from Duke Law faculty and administators, works to impove law and policy for preventative measures guarding against identify theft.
- Marcus Benning ’17
As a Duke undergraduate, Benning, who served both as president of the Black Student Alliance and senate president pro-tempore for the Student Government, was instrumental in establishing a new student social housing group focused on black culture. Now, as president of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and as a LEAD fellow, he is helping lead the diversity and inclusion effort at Duke Law.
- Henderson ’96 creates start-up to address intersection of technology and culture Duke Magazine
- Duke Law community explores need for 'uncomfortable conversations' about diversity
- Duke Law presents “Diversity of Thoughts: Finding Common Ground”, Oct. 18
- Clemons '10 organizes Georgia Bar's centenary commemoration of admitting first woman lawyer Daily Report
- Ocoszio Jackson '17 Dublin City Schools