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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.


  • 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
  • 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

Committee and Partners

Selected Student Affinity Groups

Student Organization


Other Leadership

Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA)

Julie Sher,

Vice President, Yejun Zheng; Treasurer, Erik Kim; Vice President of External Affairs, Victor Wu; Vice President of  Academic Affairs, Laurie Kim; Vice President of Social Affairs, Nancy Jin; Secretary, Chelsea Kim

Association of International Law Students

Ha Khuong,

Vice President for Event Planning, Ha Khuong; Treasurer, Chengzhuo He; Vice President for External Affairs, Chenyu Li

Black Law Student Association (BLSA)

Diamond Alexander,

Vice President, Briana Bell; Treasurer, Daven Douglas; Secretary, Annia Rochester; Parlimentarian, Ariyiana Haynes; Advocacy Specialist, Saron Musa; Director of Academic & Professionalism, Rayja Fowler

Chinese American Law Students Assocation (CALSA)

Mengyu (Mara) Peng,

Vice President of External Affairs, Yejun (Allen) Zheng; Treasurer Youduo (Jimmy) Wang;  Vice President of  Academic Affairs, Enyu (Isabella) Li; Vice President of Marketing/Social Affairs, Ping Hsu

Christian Legal Society (CLS)

Shawn Ren,

Vice President, Jason Grubbs; Treasurer, Luke Julian; Secretary, Ellis Adler

Jewish Law Students Association (JLSA)

Ron Feingold,

Vice President, Alex Rudofsky; Treasurer, Zach Cohen; Vice President of Community Affairs, Robert Cohen; Secretary, Danielle Kerker

Latin American Law Students Association (LALSA)

Aubree Aguinaga,

Treasurer Brynner Batista; Vice President of Communications, Andrea Galvez; Vice President of Programming, Monique Mercado; Social Chair, Ariana Ortiz; 3L Advisor, Anna Ruiz

Legal Association for Women Students (LAWS)

Remya Menon,

Vice President, Blair Johnson; Treasurer, Candace Walther; Secretary, Rayja Fowler; Vice President of Outreach, Stephanie Odigie; LAWS Conference Chair, Saron Musa; Pub-Night Conference Chair, Cecilia Von Mann

Middle Eastern Law Students Association (MELSA)

Dina Awshah,

Vice President, Michelle Tomkovicz; Treasurer, Sameer Saboungi; Secretary, Bara Ahmad

Muslim Law Students Association (MLSA)

Sameer Saboungi,

Vice President, Bara Ahmad; Treasurer, Dina Awshah; Secretary, Aila; 2L Rep, Brynner Batista


Caitlin Crowley,

Treasurer, Mason Mariney; Director of Outreach, Katy Litka; Secretary, Demetrius Williams; Conference Chair, Matt Rohrer

South Asian Law Student Association (SALSA)

Michelle Joseph,

Vice President of Communications, Philbie Mathew; Vice President of Academic Events, Simran Ahluwalia; Vice President of Social Events, Aila Irshad; Treasurer, Shahil Patel


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