How does Memphis Law define diversity?
We define diversity broadly to include several aspects of human differences that contribute
to the intellectual discourse and inclusive environment at the University of Memphis
School of Law. Diversity may include, but is not limited to, socioeconomic status,
race, ethnicity, disability, and more.
At the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, our continuing goal
is to offer a richly diverse and inclusive environment that fosters robust intellectual
discourse and prepares students to be culturally competent professionals with a broad
legal perspective and world view.
We offer unique diversity programs and opportunities such as the Tennessee Institute
for Pre-Law (TIP) program. TIP is the state of Tennessee's only admission by performance
program for diverse Tennessee or border county residents who show potential for law
school success. We are also ranked as one of the Top 5 Best Regional Law Schools for Black Students by On Being a Black Lawyer magazine. Lawyers of Color recognized our very own Prof. Lee Harris as one of the 50 Under 50 most influential
minority law professors in the country. Click here to read more about Prof. Harris and his accomplishments.
Many of our students are also actively involved in student organizations and committees
with diversity related missions. Organizations such as the Association of Women Attorneys,
Black Law Students Association, Outlaw, Student Diversity Committee, and the Public
Action Law Society provide an opportunity for students to serve the interest of these
organizations while obtaining their law degree. Student organizations are open to
all students and contribute greatly to the inclusive environment at Memphis Law.
For more information on diversity at the University of Memphis School of Law, please
visit the links below.
Tennessee Institute for Pre-Law
Student Diversity Committee (COMING SOON!)