Diversity, Equity, and 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, as a valuable goal in itself and 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 among other factors and identities. The age, race, 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.
Student Climate Survey
In September 2020, the Diversity & Inclusion Committee conducted a web-based climate survey of all students enrolled at the Law School. A total of 428 students completed the survey, which canvassed the students on diversity broadly.