Student Diversity

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. 


To that end, our mission is to lead the school's efforts to promote a learning environment that is welcoming and inclusive for all students both inside and outside of the classroom.

Specific goals include:

  • Supporting students across a spectrum of diverse backgrounds, with a special focus on historically underrepresented groups
  • Providing a broad range of programs and services that promote inclusion, equity and community
  • Creating opportunities to discuss and address issues of inclusion and equity in and outside of the classroom
  • Attracting JD and LLM students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds 


The Law School at the University of Chicago aspires to be at the forefront of diversity and inclusion practices. 


If you have any questions related to the diversity and inclusion efforts at the Law School please contact José Luis Rodríguez, Sr. Associate Director of Student Affairs & Diversity + Inclusion, at jlrodriguez@uchicago.edu.