Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

The University of San Diego School of Law is committed to developing and sustaining a diverse student body and ensuring students of all backgrounds feel supported and included.

USD School of Law Diverse Organizations

USD Diversity Resources

USD Diverse Alumni Affinity Groups

Outreach Initiatives

Since 2014, we have partnered with the Crawford Academy of Law to bring high school students enrolled in the academy to USD School of Law for a day. High School students are introduced to the law school experience with a mock class taught by a faculty member. High School students read a case and engage in the Socratic method with the professor. Students then have the opportunity to work directly with law students, forming a law firm, and solving a hypothetical legal problem. Law students from Advocates for Children and Education (ACE) and the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) have participated in this event. Students have lunch on the patio and are able to socialize with current law students, and then receive a campus tour.

Crawford has a minority-majority, with about 98% of students from a racial or ethnic minority group. Nearly 40% of students are considered English-language learners, and over 90% are eligible for free or reduced lunch. 

Recent and upcoming outreach and diversity pipeline events:

  • 01.12.21   Mock Law Class *Just The Beginning Collaboration | Zoom Edition
  • 01.23.21   The Law School Application Process From Soup to Nuts *Legal Chat Collaboration | Zoom Edition 
  • 02.02.21   ELAC Pathways to Law: Student Panel and Law School Admissions Q&A | Zoom Edition
  • 03.10.21   A Primer to Legal Research and Writing for First-Gen and Diverse Undergraduates | Zoom Edition
  • 03.19.21   Street Law Day | Lincoln High School, San Diego, CA 
  • 03.27.21   High School Student Know Your Rights Day *Just The Beginning Collaboration | Zoom Edition
  • 04.21.22   Diversity in Law Networking Reception *Hosted at Snell & Wilmer    
  • 06.30.22   Summer Legal Institute Attorney Panel | Petco Park, San Diego, CA                

For questions about the University of San Diego School of Law's ongoing programs, or to partner in future events, please email diversityinlaw@sandiego.edu.


The University of San Diego School Of Law is a proud supporter of the Law School Admission Council’s Discover Law initiative. Throughout the year, Discover Law events and programs promote access to legal education for communities underrepresented within the legal profession. To learn more about path-to-law school resources for diverse high school, community college, and undergraduate students, please visit discoverlaw.org.  

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Diversity Scholarships for Current Students

  • Advancing Black Leadership and Scholarship in the Law
  • Christopher McCallister Memorial Scholarship
  • Congresswoman Lynn Schenk Endowed Law Scholarship
  • Dean Donald Weckstein Scholarship
  • Delroy Richardson Endowed Law Scholarship
  • Haida Massoud Mojdehi Scholarship
  • Higgs, Fletcher, and Mack LLP Diversity Scholarship
  • Julie M. Robinson Scholarship Fund
  • Ken Shurko DACA Scholarship
  • Kenneth & Thelma Doucette Legacy Scholarship Fund
  • LGBTQ Alumni Scholarship
  • Procopio Diversity Scholarship
  • Qualcomm IP Scholarship Program
  • Mary and Alan Schulman Scholarship
  • Steven J. Cologne Annual Named Scholarship
  • Turner Diversity Scholarship
  • The Vargas Scholarship
  • Warren Family Endowment for Student Assistance