Commitment to Diversity

Dean Henry N. Butler:

I stand with our students who are calling for justice and an end to racism. I am proud to have women and men of courage and conviction at Scalia Law.

Allow me to be perfectly clear:

  • Racism, as a “case,” has no defense.
  • Racism, as “history,” is without justification.
  • Racism, as “politics,” has no Party.

The way forward will not be easy. I do not pretend to have all the answers, but I am committed to pressing hard to ensure that Scalia Law is up to the challenge. Meaningful change will require all of us to work together, faculty, students, staff, and alumni. Everyone.

It is our mission to develop the next generation of leaders who will advance civility and equity in the legal field and in our society. Toward that end, Scalia Law fosters an environment that encourages meaningful and robust discourse among students and faculty, both in and outside the classroom. We believe that viewpoint diversity, as well as cultural, racial, religious, ethnic, and gender diversity is critical to a rich and excellent legal education. We value the variety of backgrounds and experiences that each student brings to Scalia Law. We are committed to increasing representation in a way that clearly reflects our pluralistic society. In working toward greater representation, we embrace the same charge we give our students: Learn. Challenge. Lead.

Professor Jamil Jaffer:

For far too long, we as a nation have ignored the very real inequality at the heart of American society…

Diversity & Inclusion Opportunities

Discussion over Division

Scalia Law’s Liberty & Law Center offers a great opportunity for every student to polish both their debate skills and their listening skills. This program promotes civil discourse, by equipping students with the necessary tools for respectful, robust debate.

Diverse & Inclusive Student Organizations

Many of our student organizations have a commitment to increased diversity awareness within the law school community. At Scalia Law we have a number of student organizations whose goal is to promote ethnic/cultural, gender, sexual orientation and/or religious diversity. Find out more about them.