Diversity is the lifeblood of our law school. It isn’t an option; it’s an on-going commitment that comes from our core values.
“The School of Law is committed to helping diversify the profession through its admission practices and in the creation of an environment for faculty, staff and students that is inclusive and supportive of a diverse community,” said Dean Rudy Hasl.
TJSL is ranked by U.S. News & World Report in 2011 as the 33rd most diverse law school in the nation, based on the demographics of the student body.
TJSL is one of the few California-based ABA law school recognized for having its Latino/Chicano/Hispanic student population as the largest student of color group on campus. TJSL has implemented a comprehensive strategy, internally and externally, to do everything necessary to recruit, enroll and retain a significantly more inclusive student body. We believe we have been successful not only in increasing diversity, but also in institutionalizing these activities, to ensure that each successive class would more accurately represent the racial and ethnic diversity of our local, state and national populations.
TJSL has a Faculty-Student Diversity Committee that sponsors a wide array of events and programs to enhance an inclusive, open and diverse campus. See TJSL Diversity Committee Mission Statement
TJSL is committed to a policy of non-discrimination. See TJSL's Non-Discrimination Policy
TJSL reaffirms diversity and non-discrimination commitment in light of Don't Ask Don't Tell and the Solomon Amendment (Message from the Dean) and hosts an annual teach-in session on the Solomon Amendment.
TJSL faculty has unanimously endorsed the San Diego County Bar Association’s Diversity Pledge
TJSL has sponsored in 2006, 2008 and will again sponsor in 2011 the pre-law school national diversity program-- Council on Legal Educational Opportunity (CLEO) Summer Institute. CLEO is an American Bar Association-affiliated organization that supports diversity in legal education,
TJSL sponsors an annual Women in the Law Conference
TJSL has been a leader in sponsoring diversity related scholarly conferences including Women of Color and Intersectionality: Understanding and Addressing Challenges, diversity related issues in Obama's Educational Reform Agenda, The Case for Reparations, Women & Domestic Violence and a myriad of local programming.
TJSL students, staff and faculty participate in the annual Women of Color in the Law luncheon with Judge Vallera Johnson which brings attorneys, judges and students from around the city for important networking opportunities.
TJSL has one of the most diverse faculties in the nation: See Our Faculty Profiles
TJSL has a rich and dynamic diversity of Student Organizations