The Law School thrives on its passion for ideas, the belief that ideas matter and are worth discussing, and that our environment succeeds only when our community includes and welcomes people of diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Fostering an environment that unambiguously values diversity in all its dimensions-including racial, gender, ethnic, religious, sexual orientation/identity, cultural, lifestyle and viewpoint - is an essential element to our success.
Earl B. Dickerson Centennial Student Research Opportunities
This year, the law school is commemorating the life of our first African-American JD graduate. As part of our celebration of the centennial of Earl B. Dickerson’s graduation, Professors Fairley, Hubbard, and McAdams have identified possible student research projects related to his life and work. We invite students to pursue these or any other projects that you might develop to study law or history that relates to the life and work of Earl Dickerson.Learn more
Diversity at a Glance
Student Diversity (Class of 2022)
racial and ethnic minority enrollment
active student affinity organizations
Courses & Seminars
course offerings covering issues of race, gender, and lgbtq rights
Gender Diversity (Class of 2022)
female student enrollment
Minority Employment Outcomes (Class of 2018)
of those seeking employment were employed 10 months after graduation
Pro Bono Community Engagement 2018
total service hours logged at 83 Chicago organizations
Class of 2006
As Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Community Care at the US Veterans Health Administration, she’s leading the overhaul of medical services to veterans that was mandated by a law enacted last year. “Our office is at the epicenter of the modernization movement related to care for veterans,” she said. “We are defining the systems and criteria to give veterans more choice about where to obtain services.” Read the profile.
Class of 2003
Double vision led within a few months to a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Today, with an undaunted spirit, he deals with many challenging symptoms that include diminished vision, speech difficulties, and impaired coordination that requires him to use a walker to get around. Now working for the National Organic Program at the US Department of Agriculture, where he’s been since 2012, he has also committed himself to helping others with disabilities. Read the profile.
Class of 1992
Jennifer Levi, ’92, received the highest honor bestowed by the National LGBT Bar Association, its Dan Bradley Award, for her leadership toward equality under the law. Her civil rights advocacy on behalf of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people includes arguing the Massachusetts same-sex marriage case at the trial-court level, bringing a challenge to Massachusetts’ sodomy law, and establishing important protections for children born to same-sex couples. Read the profile.