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Diversity & Inclusion

We strive to be a multicultural, multi-ethnic, tolerant and inclusive community. Students, faculty, and staff from broad backgrounds create an atmosphere where every individual is welcomed, supported, and encouraged to succeed.

For more information please contact Lezlie A. Griffin, Assistant Dean for Career Development and Diversity Initiatives: lagriffin@tulane.edu.

In 1898, Ms. Bettie Runnels becomes the first female graduate of the Law School.

In 1957, John Minor Wisdom, Tulane Law School class of 1929, was appointed and confirmed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, becoming a leading jurist for the desegregation of the South.

In 1968, Mr. Michael Starks became the first African-American graduate of the Law School.

In 1989, Law & Sexuality, the first student-edited law review in the United States devoted to issues of concern to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, was founded.

In 1990, Tulane Law School graduated the first class to complete a pro bono requirement by serving underrepresented individuals and communities, thereby becoming the first law school in the United States to mandate pro bono work as a graduation requirement.