A Commitment to Diversity

Duquesne University School of Law is dedicated to creating a truly diverse community of scholars. Today, our students have more opportunities than ever to study with future colleagues from a multitude of socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds. They learn from professors who bring diverse experiences into the classroom. And they experience firsthand the U.S. legal industry transforming into a more diverse profession. 

A Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: All are welcomed at Duquesne Law!

Duquesne University School of Law is proud of it’s historic, and forward looking, commitment to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession:

- First black dean of a major American Law School 

- The first woman admitted to Duquesne Law was in 1914

- First man of color to graduate from Duquesne Law was in 1925

- Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education opened in 2013 and provides student attorneys hands-on client experiences which impacts diverse communities, 

- Impactful Speakers such as US Attorney General Eric Holder, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor 

Resources for Diverse Students

Law School Community- Student Org https://www.law.duq.edu/student-life/student-organizations

Scholarships, Fellowship and Resorces- https://www.law.duq.edu/student-life/diversity/diversity-scholarship-opportunities

Pittsburgh Community- Vibrant Pitttsburgh http://vibrantpittsburgh.org/ 

Diversity Director- bio and contact information https://www.law.duq.edu/faculty/nicola-henry-taylor

Learn More

Find out more about how Duquesne Law faculty, administrators, and alumni are at work to increase diverse student enrollment and ensure a diverse legal profession. For more information, contact the Director of Diversity, Nicola Henry-Taylor, henrytaylorn@duq.edu