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Diversity at the Law School

Welcome to the diversity section of the Pace Law School Web site. Pace Law School is fortunate to be part of the New York City metropolitan area, and our objective is to create a student body, faculty, and staff that reflect the wealth of backgrounds represented here. Therefore we actively seek to create a community that is as diverse as possible in terms of race, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation.  We also welcome those who are disabled and others who come from diverse backgrounds.

We know that the entire Law School community benefits from an inclusive environment that encourages open and honest discourse on a broad array of topics.  We embrace diverse opinions both inside the classroom and out, and expect everyone to be treated with dignity and respect for who they are and for their unique perspectives. 

While we value a diverse community that allows individuals from varying backgrounds and identities to honor their differences, we also recognize that we are part of a community with many shared goals and objectives, regardless of our backgrounds. As then President-elect Barack Obama stated:

"I believe that “if we could just recognize ourselves in one another and bring everyone together – . . .  Latino, Asian, and Native American; black and white, gay and straight, disabled and not – then . . . maybe, just maybe, we might perfect our union in the process.”

— President-elect Barack Obama in his pre-inaugural
address at the Lincoln Memorial, January 18, 2009.

Welcome again to Pace Law School, where we celebrate both our differences and our shared goals and ideals. 




For more information, or to find out about community service opportunities, contact Professor Atwell.

Barbara L. Atwell
Director of Diversity Initiatives and Professor of Law
Pace Law School
78 North Broadway
White Plains, New York 10603
(914) 422-4257