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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Emory Law students

Our Core Values at Work

Our thriving community of scholars and leaders champion diversity and equality in the legal profession. In 1962, Emory Law led the Southeast in integrating legal education with the historic case Emory v. Nash. Today, Emory Law continues to embrace a commitment to diversity and inclusion among students, faculty, and staff.

View the Emory University Statement on Diversity »


  • Cultivate a sense and reality of an inclusive community
  • Collaborative planning of short and long-term programs and initiatives to influence Emory Law’s path to becoming a diverse, equitable and inclusive community in theory and fact
  • Work within the strategic planning process to revise Emory Law’s mission, values, and goals to indicate commitment to antiracism
  • Support university commitments to, inter alia, hire and retain a diverse staff and faculty
  • Host student-led antiracism and academic freedom forum/creative expressions
  • Support Emory Immigration Coalition Initiative and university-led LGBTQ programs 


In 2020, DEI initiatives began with several activities, including:

  • Focus groups held with faculty and staff
  • Promotion of the lecture series Conversations About 20th Century Racism, a digital series that featured prominent scholars from the Emory University community.
  • An exclusive screening of the documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble
  • Promotion of the Emory University Center for Ethics’ webinar “How to be an Anti-Racist” featuring Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
  • Student Forum: Building an Inclusive Emory Law Community


Selected Student Affinity Groups

Student Organization


Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA)

Eliza Del Carmen,

Association of International Law Students

Xiaolu Xu,

Black Law Student Association (BLSA)

Destiny Williams,

Chinese American Law Students Assocation (CALSA)

Christian Legal Society (CLS)

Constance Schneider,

Disabled Law Students AssociationFlannery Sonner,
Morgan McGee,

Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA)

Jake Greenstein,

Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA)

Nikki Hurtado,

Legal Association for Women Students (LAWS)

Lauryn Morris,

Middle Eastern Law Students Association (MELSA)

Ahmad Mango,

Muslim Law Students Association (MLSA)


Matthew Kluge,

South Asian Law Student Association (SALSA)

Mayank Srivastava,

Leadership and Partners


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