At Seattle University School of Law, we strive to create an anti-racist community where all students are welcome, included, and supported. We understand that true diversity goes beyond statistics and must be a foundational value of our community and our approach to learning.
Numbers alone don’t tell the full story, but they’re a place to start:
Nearly 40 organizations help students find their community within a community, including active chapters of the following:
These organizations also have strong connections to minority bar associations in Washington state and nationally.
The law school distributed $3.7 million in scholarships to more than 180 diverse students in the 2019-20 academic year.
For more information, see Our students by the numbers.
This faculty-led committee has been charged with addressing race equity issues within the law school in response to student requests for more meaningful action. A majority of the committee is comprised of BIPOC faculty and staff members who possess a deep understanding of and commitment to addressing systemic racial inequality, as well as other forms of exclusion, in legal education and the legal profession.
Its work has focused on the following priority areas:
Diversity programming and intentional coursework – After faculty held a series of listening circles to gather input and feedback from students, the following steps are being taken:
Pursuing and retaining diverse faculty and staff – DEI Committee members completed the following work:
Create infrastructure to support BIPOC colleagues