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:

  • 3.13.19  Inchoate Crimes Mock Law Class, Exceptions to the 4th Amendment Warrant Requirement | Lincoln High School, San Diego, CA 
  • 3.27.19  Exploring Diversity in Law School and the Legal Profession | San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
  • 4.10.19  A Life in the Law: First-Generation Voices | California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA 
  • 4.16.19  First-Generation Law Student Panel | University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • 5.02.19  First-Generation Graduate Student and Attorney Panel | University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • 5.03.19  Imperial County High School Students Law Day | University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • 6.04.19  High School Law Library Project Book Donation and Graduating Senior Awards | Lincoln High School, San Diego, CA
  • 6.19.19  Summer Legal Institute - Attorney Panels and Networking Reception | Petco Park and Federal Courthouse, San Diego, CA
  • 7.13.19  High School Law For Youth Program | University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • 7.22.19  The Law School Experience Demystified | University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • 8.09.19  Excelling in Law School: The Insider's Perspective | City of Temecula, Temecula, CA
  • 8.10.19  Mentors-in-Law Pop-up for First-Generation Students *RSVP Here | University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
  • 9.03.19  High School Law Library Project Book Donation and Mock Law Class, Application of the Equal Protection Clause: From Mendez v. Westminster to Brown v. Board of Education | West Adams Preparatory High School, Los Angeles, 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.

Discoverlaw.org 

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

  • Christopher McCallister Memorial Scholarship
  • Congresswoman Lynn Schenk Endowed Law Scholarship
  • Dean Donald Weckstein Scholarship
  • Delroy Richardson Endowed Law Scholarship
  • Gomez Trial Attorneys DACA Scholarship
  • Gomez Trial Attorneys Gender Equality Scholarship
  • Gomez Trial Attorneys LGBTQ Scholarship
  • Haida Massound Mojdejl 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
  • Qualcomm IP Scholarship Program
  • Mary and Alan Schulman Scholarship
  • Steven J. Cologne Annual Named Scholarship
  • Turner Diversity Scholarship
  • The Vargas Scholarship