Diversity, Equity and Belonging

A Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Belonging

“We bring our founding aspirations closer to reality by creating a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff that ensures the belonging, thriving, and success of every member. ”

—Dean Risa Goluboff

 

 

Affinity Groups

Affinity Groups

Among the Law School's more than 60 student organizations are 17 affinity groups.

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Center for the Study of Race and Law

Center for the Study of Race and Law

UVA Law has committed to the study of race and law. 

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Charlottesville

Diversity in Charlottesville

Explore resources for community members and our guide to life in C’ville.

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Students Discuss Diversity

Kareem Ramadan

Kareem Ramadan

Hometown

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Education

B.S. in business administration, economics, University of North Carolina

John Dao

John Dao

Hometown

Philadelphia

Education

B.S. in biochemistry and molecular biology, Ursinus College

Joe Charlet

Joe Charlet

Hometown

Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

Education

B.A. in classical civilization, Yale University

Hyun Jung

Hyun Jung

Hometown

Seoul, Korea, and Ridgewood, New Jersey

Education

B.S., New York University

John Ghazoul

John Ghazoul

Hometown

Phoenix, Arizona

Education

B.S. in finance, Barrett the Honors College at Arizona State University

Rachel Barnes

Rachel Barnes

Hometown

Atlanta

Education

B.A. in economics, minor in Spanish, University of Georgia

Manal Cheema

Manal Cheema

Hometown

Sharon, Massachusetts

Education

B.A. in political science, minor in cognitive sciences, Tufts University

Robbie Pomeroy

Robbie Pomeroy

Hometown

Weston, Florida

Education

B.A. in criminology, University of Florida

Christina Luk

Christina Luk

Hometown

San Leandro, California

Education

B.A. in English and East Asian studies, Johns Hopkins University; M.A. in humanities, University of Chicago

Jenny Kwun

Jenny Kwun

Hometown

New York City

Education

B.A. in mathematics, City College of New York

Facts About Diversity

Class of 2024

36%

identify themselves as people of color

LGBT Representation

11%

self-identify as LGBT in the Class of 2024

Affinity Groups

17

among the more than 60 student organizations

Our Stories

Gregory Swanson

Honoring Gregory Swanson

Gregory Swanson was UVA and UVA Law’s first black student in 1950. Read about how he helped integrate the University and the award established in his honor.

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Women Who Led the Way

Women Who Led the Way

UVA Law is celebrating a centennial of coeducation in 2020. Read a timeline of women’s achievements.

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Elaine Jones '70

Elaine Jones ’70 Became NAACP LDF Leader

The Law School’s first female black graduate became the first woman to lead the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

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Chloe Fife ’22

Lambda Leader Marks Milestone

Chloe Fife ’22 is the first transgender woman to serve as president of Lambda Law Alliance.

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Catherina Min ’90

M&A Leader Closes the Deal

In a series marking the centennial of coeducation, Catherina Min ’90 discusses how her experiences prepared her for success.

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Lauren King ’08

Advocating for Indigenous Rights

Muscogee Creek Nation member Lauren King ’08 uses her law degree on behalf of tribes in the Northwest.

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Many Voices at UVA Law

Faculty, students and experts talk about diversity and related topics, both at UVA Law and in society more broadly.

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Mark Jefferson

Contact

Diversity Office / diversity@law.virginia.edu
Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Belonging Mark C. Jefferson
(434) 924-9294