A Message from the Director
Welcome to the University of Chicago Law School. As the Director of Diversity and Inclusion, I encourage all members of our community to advance inclusion efforts. At the Law School, we strive to promote an environment that is welcoming and inclusive for all students both inside and outside of the classroom. We hope to engage all members of our community in this mission. I am excited to support this work and I look forward to working with you as we continue toward our mission of inclusion at the Law School and the University of Chicago.
This year, the Law School is commemorating the life of our first African-American JD graduate. Earl Dickerson, born in Mississippi in 1891, graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 1920. His distinguished career included serving as a Second Lieutenant in the US Army in WWI, an alderman of Chicago, president of the Supreme Life Insurance Company, a member of the national board of the NAACP, and president of the National Lawyers Guild.Learn more
Diversity at a Glance
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.