Student of Color Online Reception
Thank you for joining us on on Thursday April 2! It was a great event.
This was the program:
• Meet our Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Kamille Dean
• Watch Professor Cheryl Wade's TED-style talk on Race
and the Law
• Get an introduction to our diverse and inclusive community
from Dean Michael A. Simons
• Hear from some of our alumni of color
• Connect with our student affinity group leaders
Our very first class in 1925 had 30 women. The next year, we welcomed our first African-American student and our first Hispanic student. A few years after that, St. John’s graduated the first Asian-American lawyer in all of New York State.
Take a look at our Fall 2019 incoming class:
With the support of 16K+ alumni worldwide, we offer endowed scholarships, worth over $1.6M, that promote diversity and inclusion at St. John’s Law plus our Ronald H. Brown Scholars Program, which provides $2.1M in annual scholarships.
Behind all we do is our dedicated faculty—which is now majority female! They teach an innovative curriculum, produce scholarship with real-world impact, and always have their doors open to students. Our faculty includes:
Every day, as they gain skills and knowledge in the classroom, though our clinics, in advocacy competitions, and as interns and externs, St. John’s Law students are also building a more diverse and inclusive profession as members of our student affinity groups, including our: