Actions Speak Louder

Actions Speak Louder

Raising Awareness 

RAISING AWARENESS

Expanding our existing antiracism, implicit bias, and LGBTQ+ inclusion orientation trainings for new law students and the entire Suffolk community.

Clinics 

CLINICS MAKE AN IMPACT

Expanding access to justice through our 12 nationally ranked clinical programs. Our newest Transactional Clinic supports nonprofits and businesses that are committed to economic equity.

Dean 

DEI DEAN

Appointing a newly created Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to spearhead DEI initiatives throughout the Law School.

Diversity 

DIVERSITY FROM THE TOP

More than 1/3 of Suffolk Law’s 11 deans are people of color and more than 60% are women. Suffolk Law elected its second Black female Student Bar Association president in 2020.

Welcoming 

WELCOMING FIRST-GEN STUDENTS

Supporting first-generation students and students from underrepresented backgrounds through our First-Generation Law Students organization and networking opportunities with first-generation alumni.

Classes 

CLASSES FROM DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES

Expanding our curriculum with new courses that examine diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and the law’s relation to systemic injustice and inequality; enhancing our existing areas of focus in Diversity and Social Justice and Civil Rights & Human Rights Law.



Students 

STUDENTS TEACHING STUDENTS

Inspiring diverse and underrepresented high schoolers in law student-coached trial competitions in the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Law Program.

Alumni 

ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT

The Suffolk University Black Alumni Network (SUBAN) serves current and future Black alumni through mentoring, philanthropy, volunteerism, and events. The SUBAN Scholarship Fund supports Suffolk students with a demonstrated interest in serving under-represented communities.

Diversity in Hiring 

DIVERSITY IN HIRING

Making the Law School faculty and staff more diverse by changing our hiring practices—minimizing the potential influence of implicit biases and maximizing our efforts to attract and recruit diverse candidates.

Affinity 

AFFINITY STUDENT GROUPS

Celebrating a more inclusive community with over a dozen affinity groups that support students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds through multiple programs: Diversity Week, diversity receptions, anti-racism panels, and an alumni speaker series.



Peer 

PEER MENTORS

Growing our Diversity Peer Mentoring Program by including more students and new initiatives. Also offering more safe social spaces, professional development workshops, and academic enrichment through the Student Bar Association’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

HBCU 

HBCU & FIRST-GEN SCHOLARSHIPS

Providing scholarships for students from historically Black colleges & universities (HBCUs), as well as for first generation students from Boston-area colleges.