UW Law alumni, faculty and staff welcomed new BIPOC students at pre-Orientation retreat.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Our Commitment to Diversity
UW Law's longstanding commitment to diversity is an extension of our commitment to excellence. At UW Law, we believe the best legal education integrates legal theory, doctrine and practice that must be delivered by a diverse faculty to a diverse student body. This is evident in the number of alumni who are prominent in the legal profession, many breaking through the barriers of gender, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation along the way.
The Dean’s Committees on Diversity
With the Dean’s Advisory Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DAC-DEI), the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and peer, faculty and alumni mentor programs, the law school promotes diversity by creating an open, inclusive academic climate that is welcoming to and supportive of all students of color, LGBTQI students and students with disabilities.
Our students have the benefit of UW Law's minority student organizations, diversity events and a student population who come from myriad races, ethnicities, LGBTQI identities, economic backgrounds and life experiences to help inform them and support our commitment to diversity.
UW Law pursues diversity and inclusion purposefully and rigorously; in this sense, our work is a continual progression. As an institution that shapes the law locally and globally, the law school recognizes that law is a powerful tool for social change. The entire UW Law community is therefore committed to using our privileged leadership position to advance equality and justice throughout Washington state, the United States and the world.
The University of Washington acknowledges the Coast Salish peoples of this land, the land which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Suquamish, Tulalip and Muckleshoot nations.
UW Law's longstanding commitment to diversity is an extension of our commitment to excellence.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Stories
The 2022-23 Washington State Minority and Justice Commission UW student liaisons are Donald Peters, 3L; Ciera Phung-Marion, 2L; Angel Torres Mann, 3L; and Roberto White, 2L.
A visit to UW Law inspires prelaw undergraduate scholars from Yakima Valley.
Get to know civil rights attorney and scholar David B. Owens.
A new partnership between several Washington universities is aimed at empowering students of color to enter law school. Seattle University, University of Washington, Gonzaga University law schools and Heritage University are taking part in the LSAC Plus Program, funded by a grant from the Law School Admission Council.