As North Carolina’s flagship law school, UNC School of Law is profoundly committed to providing service to our state and its diverse population comprised of people representing diversity of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression and identity, ideology, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, educational and cultural backgrounds, work experiences and veterans’ status. We embrace the communities we serve in North Carolina and beyond and are committed to providing a welcoming environment for our students who reflect these communities. These diverse backgrounds enrich our school, the ways we teach and learn, how we navigate within the legal profession and how we treat those we serve.
The diversity of our students, staff and faculty improve the Carolina Law educational experience by allowing us to share different perspectives and ideas, fostering productive conversations and deepening our understanding of what it means to be a lawyer-leader. Carolina Law’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion must be action, not just words. It is our diversity that makes us strong and helps produce strong leaders who will serve and protect all people. We must make diversity, equity and inclusion, values we consider integral to a successful legal education and career, part of the fabric of Carolina Law. These values must be factored into all decisions made by and for our students, staff and faculty.