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Equity & Diversity

The University of Minnesota Law School is committed to fostering a legal system and a legal community that reflect the diversity of the broader society and embrace its varied perspectives. In addition to promoting diversity among its faculty and student body, the Law School strives to nurture a thoughtful and thought-provoking academic and extracurricular experience.

By incorporating casework that addresses cultural, socioeconomic, and other diversity issues and by offering opportunities for open dialogue among the legal community, the Law School celebrates diversity and its important role in the legal structure and society. Diversity in viewpoint, experience, and background ensures the best possible service to clients of all cultures and ideologies; increases access to the courts and government; and enhances justice.

The Law School also offers a summer Minnesota Pre-Law Scholars Program that assists under-served and diverse students to prepare for the law school admissions process and the LSAT exams.

2016-2017 Law School Diversity Committee Members

To contact the Diversity Committee, email, or any of the committee members below.

Name Law School Role/Position Email Address
Erin Keyes, Chair Assistant Dean of Students
June Carbone, Ex Officio member Associate Dean
Nubia Esparza Coordinator, Student Programs & Diversity Initiatives
Sue Bartolutti Director, Human Resources
Khary Hornsby Director, International and Graduate Programs
Robin Ingli Interim Director of Admissions
Perry Moriearty Faculty
Joanna Accola Admissions Counselor
Minhquang Trang 3L Student
Gabrielle Olivieri Sliwka 1L Student
Nadia Anguiano-Wehde 2L Student
Simona Suen Employer Relations Associate
Roshan Rajkumar (‘00) Alumni member

Upcoming Events

News & Views

JANUARY 18, 2017
2nd Annual MLK Convocation

JANUARY 6, 2017
Transgender Oral History Project, Led By Andrea Jenkins of UMN Libraries, Releases First Round of Interviews

JULY 13, 2016
Office for Equity and Diversity Highlights Law School Diversity Efforts

JUNE 17, 2016
Law School Hosts Summer Legal Institute for Youth Underrepresented in Profession

JUNE 11, 2016
John Francis Wheaton (1894) Profiled in the Star Tribune

JUNE 7, 2016
Robina In Conversation Series: Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System

MAY 24, 2016
Bryan R. Browning (’08) Elected President of the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association

APRIL 7, 2016
Arne Sorenson (’83) Authors Commentary on North Carolina Anti-LGBT Law

JANUARY 21, 2016
“Echoes of Birmingham” is Theme for Law School Convocation

MAY 16, 2015
MN Supreme Court Justice Alan C. Page (‘78) Delivers Law School 2015 Commencement Address

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