Diversity, inclusion, and cultural competency are critical to fulfilling our mission as a law school and as part of the legal community.
As a professional school preparing the next generation of our nation’s lawyers, we believe that our promise to support diversity is both an academic and professional duty. (Read the college’s resolution affirming the inherent educational benefits of diversity for the college environment).
Increasing the diversity of the legal profession and developing the cultural competency of our students is part of the Law School’s commitment to promoting equal access to justice and training the best professionals in all fields of legal practice.
This website is a resource for students, staff, faculty, and prospective students to learn about the diversity of experience and background on our campus and to access relevant resources, events and policies.
Judge Raymond Crutchley ’99, was appointed by Governor Kate Brown to the Deschutes County Circuit Court earlier this month. He is the first African American to serve as a judge east of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains.
Alberta Jones was the first female African American prosecutor in Louisville, Kentucky…
As we spend this week celebrating diversity and honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement, we take a look back at the 2008 law school commencement at which civil rights leader John Lewis was the speaker.
Chanpone Sinlapasai JD ’02 advocates for refugee rights and supports foreign-born victims of human trafficking and violent crimes.
June 16th, 2018
Managing Compassion Fatigue and Burnout
Saturday, June 16, 2018, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
June 15th, 2018
Interrupting Injustice: Teachable Moments
Friday, June 15, 2018, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
**Note: New later start time
June 8th, 2018
Intersections of Hate: Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminism (TERF) and the Far Right
Friday, June 8, 2018, 1-5 p.m.
May 30th, 2018
Knowledge is Power: Your Legal Rights in a Time of Uncertainty
Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 5:30-8 p.m.