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.
Lezlie A. Griffin is the Assistant Dean for Career Development and Diversity Initiatives at Tulane Law School: for more information on diversity initiatives, feel free to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following student groups also provide academic, networking, career, and service opportunities to Tulane Law students:
Tulane Law students also receive support from Tulane University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs and Office of Institutional Equity.
Tulane University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and the Office for Gender and Sexual Diversity (OGSD), known together as THE O, serves as the hub of diverse cultural, social, and intellectual life at Tulane University. It is the O’s mission to foster an open and vibrant learning environment that welcomes, respects, and appreciates the histories, traditions, and cultures of traditionally underrepresented student populations. The O also addresses issues of bias, discrimination, and harassment—all of which negatively affect the health and well-being of students and learning communities. OMA also serves as a liaison to Tulane’s religious communities.
The Office of Institutional Equity oversees Tulane University’s Equal Opportunity/Anti-Discrimination Policy, which includes Tulane’s anti-harassment policy.
Tulane's curriculum includes courses and experiences related to legal issues present in underrepresented communities and/or that resonate with their respective backgrounds. Several student organizations provide academic, networking and service opportunities as well. As a leading research and academic institution, Tulane University maintains several centers and library collections that reflect the university’s strength in areas of interest to law students of color.
Tulane University is home to the Amistad Research Center, one of the preeminent research centers in the United States dedicated to the preservation of original documents and research resources related to America’s ethnic history, the African Diaspora, human relations, and civil rights. The Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Latin American Library are renowned for the depth of their academic offerings and for the breadth of the collection in Latin American archaeology, anthropology, history, literature, literary criticism, cultural studies, linguistics, art, architecture, film, women's studies, and economics. The Newcomb College Center for Research on Women is the oldest university-based women's center in the Gulf South. The Center for Academic Equity serves as an academic hub for all underrepresented and non-traditional students, including students of color, LGBT+ students, and first generation students.
Career counselors in our Career Development Office participate in diversity initiatives within the profession and promote career fairs, programs, fellowships, writing competitions, and professional organizations that increase the career opportunities for students and alumni. Tulane University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs and Office of Institutional Equity ensure the proliferation of inclusive environments throughout the university as well. We promote active student and faculty involvement in community and professional organizations to forge strategic alliances with local, regional, national, and global diversity partners and to provide viable networking opportunities for our students.
We also maintain ties with the following specialty bar associations at the national, regional and local level that represent the interests of legal professionals of diverse backgrounds and engage in advocacy on behalf of underrepresented communities: