Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Student Resources

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For Current Students and Alumni

Ebony BryantEbony Bryant, Director of Diversity Initiatives, 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.

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For Prospective Students

Patrice BarleyPatrice Barley, Assistant Director of Admissions and Coordinator of Diversity Recruitment, helps in the outreach and recruitment 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.


Audio: 'Preparing Black students to be Black lawyers'

Recorded prior to the murder of George Floyd, this two-part edition of the Duke Law Roundtable features students and faculty sharing their insights on what it means to prepare Black law students to succeed as Black lawyers in America.

Conversation with Faculty: Ebony Bryant, Director of Diversity Initiatives at Duke Law, moderates this discussion with Jerome M. Culp Professor of Law Trina Jones, former judge of North Carolina Supreme Court and longtime litigator Charles Becton ’69, and Jesse McCoy, the James Scott Farrin Lecturing Fellow and supervising attorney for the Civil Justice Clinic.


Conversation with Students: Bryant moderates this discussion with Jessica Mason '20, a twice summer associate at Vinson & Elkins and member of the Black Law Students Association (Duke BLSA); Chavis Jones '20, a graduate of Morehouse College and Harvard University, who served as president of the Black Graduate and Professional Students Association at Duke; and Stephanie Turner '20, who took part in the Duke Law Center for Race, Law, and Politics, Duke BLSA, and The Innocence Project.

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To report harassment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, or related retaliation, or if you have related questions or concerns, please contact Duke's Office for Institutional Equity.

☎ 919-684-8222


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Law School students who would like assistance navigating these options or who have concerns about any of these issues can also contact Ebony Bryant, Director of Diversity Initiatives or Lewis Hutchison, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs.

Harassment Prevention Advisors (HPAs) are Duke administrators trained to help students with harassment concerns or complaints, including those involving Title IX. The Law School HPAs are Elizabeth Gustafson, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and William Hoye, Associate Dean, Admissions & Student Affairs. When responding to harassment concerns or complaints, HPAs are unable to guarantee confidentiality.

PreLaw Undergraduate Scholars Program

Duke Law's PreLaw Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program aims to introduce talented rising college sophomores and juniors to the study of law and to the legal profession. The program targets students from colleges and universities in the Southeast region of the United States with a focus on Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. As a leading law school in the South, Duke considers the program a significant opportunity to encourage larger numbers of students in the region to not only consider law school but to be prepared to pursue it successfully.