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.
- Class of 2022 brings diverse backgrounds, accomplishments, ambitions to Duke Law
Shu Boboila is beginning her JD studies at Duke with a strong interest in patent law, having already earned a PhD in pathology and molecular medicine at Columbia University.
- Moreno ’21 named Latham & Watkins 1L Fellow
Mario N. Moreno ’21 is spending his summer as a 2019 Latham & Watkins 1L Fellow, one of 12 law students from around the country chosen to participate in the program designed to encourage diversity and inclusion within the legal profession.
- 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.
- Coleman: Sex and gender identity are not interchangeable Duke Magazine
- 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