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Commitment to Diversity

Commitment to Diversity

Students gathered around a tableThe University of Dayton School of Law is committed to encouraging people of diverse backgrounds and experiences to join our student body. As a Law School Admission Council (LSAC)-member school, we support and participate in LSAC's DiscoverLaw programs.

In 2020, our entering class consisted of approximately 52 percent females and 26 percent ethnic minorities. They came from 27 different states and 2 international countries. There are 97 different colleges and 46 majors represented. Approximately 8-10% percent of each incoming class has an advanced degree.

Annually, we award a significant number of Legal Opportunity Scholarships for our entering and continuing students based on their diverse backgrounds and interests. Students may participate in programs such as the Minority Summer Judicial Clerkship Program, Minority Summer Externship Program and in regional minority career fairs. With support from the faculty, fellow students and the administration, student organizations such as the Black Law Student Association, the Asian Law Student Association, the Hispanic Law Student Association, the Christian Association of Leadership and Law and Phi Alpha Delta, to name just a few, support and encourage students of all backgrounds and interests.

Our Nondiscrimination Policy is critical to our mission in emphasizing the educational and social enrichment that diversity brings to the School of Law, the community and the legal profession.

Please visit our Office of Diversity and Inclusion to learn more about the efforts to make the University of Dayton a welcoming and diverse place.

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