Commitment to Diversity

Diverse Student Body and Faculty

Whittier Law School has been named:

  • 4th Most Diverse Law School in the Nation by U.S. News and World Report, 2016 (tied for fourth place)
  • Most Diverse Law School in California by U.S. News and World Report, 2014
  • 3rd Most Diverse Law School in the Nation by U.S. News and World Report, 2014
  • 5th Best Environment for Minority Students by Princeton Review, 2013
  • 13th Most Diverse Law School in the Nation by U.S. News and World Report, 2012

Just as important, Whittier Law has had a long-standing commitment to diversity, reporting over 50% diversity as far back as 2000.

Whittier Law School resides in a six-county region of Southern California that is home to hundreds of multinational and dozens of foreign companies. California’s people come from every country of the world, and its cities rank among the most diverse in the nation.

Whittier Law School welcomes all to its community, regardless of gender, race, color, age, national and ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. The faculty and staff of Whittier Law School remain committed to an environment that respects diverse backgrounds and viewpoints.

Diversity in Student Organizations

An engaged student body participates in a large variety of student organizations, including:

  • Student Bar Association
  • ACLU Campus Club of WLS
  • American Bar Association / Law Student Division
  • Armenian Law Students Society
  • Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
  • Black Law Students Association
  • Campus Democrats
  • Christian Legal Society
  • The Criminal Law Society
  • Entertainment and Sports Law Society
  • Environmental Law Society
  • The Federalist Society
  • Health Law Society
  • Hispanic American Law Students Association
  • Intellectual Property Law Society
  • International Law Society
  • Intramural Club
  • Iranian Law Students Association
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Jewish Law Students Association
  • Law Students for Safe Access
  • Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Law Students Association
  • Middle Eastern Law Students Association
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • OWLS
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity
  • Public Interest Law Foundation
  • Republican Leadership Council
  • Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
  • The Tax Law Society
  • The Zealous Advocate
  • Vietnamese American Law Students Association
  • Whittier Law Intramural Club
  • Women Law Students Association Campaign

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