Diversity & Inclusion

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 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 engagement with Duke Law and facilitates connections that benefit current and prospective students.

Coordinator of Diversity Recruitment

Patrice BarleyPatrice 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.


Community Profiles


Duke Law Women

Duke Law Women is an initiative designed to provide an integrated admissions-to-alumnae experience that recognizes both women’s essential role in the profession and their still-salient challenges. Managed by committed faculty and administrators, Duke Law Women provides a forum for professional and social programming for women students and graduates.

Learn more about Duke Law Women


First Generation Professionals (1GP)

1GP is an enhancement program for Duke Law students who are the first in their families to graduate from college. 1GP develops a welcoming community for our members and offer academic, professional, and social support to navigate law school and future careers.

Learn more about 1GP