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Diversity in Law Schools and the Legal Profession

LRC DEIA Committee

LRC Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Committee Members 2023-24:

  • Melissa Abernathy
  • Michele Knapp
  • Robert Lee
  • Liz Parker

Check out the Committee's Guide for more information on our activities and events.

Have an idea or suggestion for a DEIA resource guide? Contact the committee at or fill out our anonymous feedback form, all suggestions welcome!


Law schools and the legal profession have been increasingly committed to developing diversity among lawyers. This includes USD Law's Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives and support of affinity student organizations. The resources on this page both discuss progress towards fulfilling that commitment and offer resources for diverse law students and lawyers.

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Local Diverse Bar Associations

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