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Diversity at Valparaiso Law

Valparaiso University Law School is committed to fostering a community of students, faculty, and staff who value inclusiveness and welcome an active exchange of ideas acknowledging that a wide range of beliefs and expression is crucial to academic excellence.

Our commitment to enrolling a student body that reflects a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and points of view is reflected in our student profile and our support of the Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity (ICLEO).  Most noticeably, the Law School supports cultural and special interest student organizations that value diversity in its many forms and actively seek to enrich the community dialogue.

Valparaiso Law’s Office of Student Relations facilitates our students’ learning environment through supporting extra-academic student activities as well as focusing on key aspects of student life.

The Law School’s Diversity Task Force is charged with offering awareness and outreach activities to students, faculty, and staff that assures a community committed to the inclusiveness of all individuals.

The Law School is committed to its Safe Space Initiative that offers members of the community “safe places” where they can discuss equality or inclusiveness in privacy.

The Law School strongly believes that the legal profession should reflect the ever-increasing diversity of our society and works with the Law School Admission Council’s DiscoverLaw program to encourage racially and ethnically diverse students to discover career opportunities in law.

Valparaiso University, home to more than 4,000 law, graduate, and undergraduate students, offers the opportunities that come from living in a diverse community of learning. Law student organizations often partner with main campus student organizations to host events.  Law students participate in intramural sports and attend the many cultural, educational and social events through the Ghandhi-King Center for Diversity and Global Engagement and the Office of International Students and Scholars.  Every fall and spring semester, a wide variety of cultural arts events are open to the University community and the general public, including a World Cinema Series.