Our Commitment to Diversity

Fostering and sustaining an environment of inclusiveness is a priority at the University of Louisville and at Brandeis School of Law. The university includes a Cultural Center, LGBT Center, Women’s Center, Ali Institute for Peace and Justice and an International Center, in addition to other resources for students, faculty and staff. The university was also recently named the highest ranked public institution in the South for the LGBT community.

At Brandeis, our goal is to achieve a climate of inclusiveness through mutual respect, fairness and social justice principles. We are committed to the diversity of our students, faculty and staff who join together in the common goal of preparing legal champions. We work toward this objective through a variety of initiatives and programs, including:

The Central High School Partnership, a UofL Signature Partnership, is an effort between Louisville's Central High School and the Brandeis School of Law to promote diversity in the law profession.

Brandeis School of Law's Diversity Committee also plays a major role in expanding the culture of inclusiveness. Established in 1992 as an ad hoc committee, the group has evolved into a premiere University organization that tackles hot-button issues such as affirmative action, gay marriage, the death penalty, the separation of church and state, racial profiling, voting rights and reproductive rights.

Brandeis School of Law offers more than 20 student organizations that fit a spectrum of interests.

For the first time in 2015, Brandeis School of Law, along with the Kentucky Bar Association, the Louisville Bar Association and the Legal Aid Society, hosted a one-day pipeline program titled, "Why Choose Law: Diversity Matters." The event is an expansion of a project created by the KBA Young Lawyers Division to promote interest among students who belong to groups typically underrepresented in law school classes.

To learn more about diversity at the University of Louisville, visit the UofL Diversity Office.

Additionally, Brandeis School of Law supports the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), which is dedicated to the idea that the legal profession must reflect the expanding diversity of our society. Visit DiscoverLaw.org to learn more about the LSAC campaign that encourages racially and ethnically diverse students to discover career opportunities in law.

Equal Opportunity

The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity institution. Read the university's full equal opportunity/affirmative action policy.