Class of 2024

Diversity at the Law School

Students discuss diversity and the community experience at UVA Law.

Hyun Jung

Hyun Jung

Seoul, Korea, and Ridgewood, New Jersey

"Since my wife is also from Korea, we were able to make a solid group of friends through the Korean American Law Student Association. Also, it was very cool to get to know the veterans or those going into JAG after law school."

Toccara Nelson

Toccara Nelson

Detroit

"I experienced a family emergency, which forced me to go home during the first few weeks of 1L. I will never forget how much the UVA Law School community rallied around me during that time."

Krista Alford

Krista Alford

Dallas, Texas

"To me, diversity means going against the grain. It means breaking down barriers and expectations in a way that leads to increased opportunities and learning for everyone."

Joe Charlet

Joe Charlet

Cape Hatteras, North Carolina

"Being able to ask friends who have widely varied outlooks on both the facts and the law of our case due to their philosophical outlooks and life experiences helped us prepare for any questioning that could have come our way."

Jenny Kwun

Jenny Kwun

New York City

John Ghazoul

John Ghazoul

Phoenix, Arizona

Deitra Jones

Deitra Jones

Atlanta

"Really think about what you are looking for in your law school experience. Is it a collegial experience? Diverse students and professors? Nationwide (or global) connection of alumni? Career prospects? Wide variety of extracurricular options?"

Robbie Pomeroy

Robbie Pomeroy

Weston, Florida

"I’ve felt that my voice was heard in so many ways while at UVA Law. Through extracurricular groups, I’ve been able to work with others to bring light to issues I care about. For example, I was able to organize an event where we brought a gay Latino attorney to Grounds to talk about his efforts to litigate marriage equality in Central America."

John Dao

John Dao

Philadelphia

"Faculty and staff members have also been active in student organizations that I have been involved in, including the Lambda Law Alliance and the Libel Show. It has been wonderful to see faculty and staff attend organization meetings and participate in events."

UVA Law

Contact

J.D. Admissions / admissions@law.virginia.edu / (434) 924-7351
Financial Aid / financialaid@law.virginia.edu / (434) 924-7805