Loyola Law Diversity at a Glance
By the Numbers
Law school for diversity by preLaw Magazine
Law students who identify as minority
States represented in our student body
First-generation college graduates
Loyola Law's DEI Leadership
Professor Blaine LeCesne, J.D. serves as the College of Law’s Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. As a member of Loyola Law’s leadership team, Professor LeCesne works closely with law faculty and students, as well as Loyola’s Office of Equity and Inclusion, to create and expand diversity-focused programming and help realize the university’s Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence.
About Professor LeCesne
About the Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence
With our Jesuit identity at the core of our mission, we believe Loyola is well-positioned to become a national model of inclusive excellence. With this in mind, the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee developed the Strategic Plan for Inclusive Excellence that can be summarized by three overarching goals: to create a more inclusive campus space, to integrate diversity and equity concepts more deeply into our curriculum and programs, and to build a more diverse community at all levels of the university.
A Welcoming Environment When you’re at Loyola Law, you have a team of faculty, staff, and peers supporting your goals and inspiring your success.
“I believe Loyola’s greatest resource is its faculty, hands down. Every encounter I have had whether it is with a professor, the Academic Success office, the Career Services office, or the library has been very welcomed, informed, and has kept me on the path towards success.”
“As a non-traditional student, law school is a lot to manage along with my family responsibilities. Professor Tufts has helped me manage the academic and emotional challenges that come with my dynamic.”
“The most rewarding part of my time at Loyola has been the life-long friends I've made. Some of my best friends are people who are nothing like me and have different beliefs, opinions, and hobbies than I do. They make me a better person every day.”
“Assistance from the Academic Success Program has been extremely impactful during my time at Loyola Law. This program has helped me with essay writing, test taking, and stress management.”
“The encouragement to get involved in the legal community has been tremendously helpful. Through the Gillis Long Summer Internship and the network of externship programs, Loyola is a vehicle through which to explore good legal work in the community.”
Removing Barriers to Law School
We encourage students from all backgrounds and experiences to apply to law school. From doctors and nurses to entrepreneurs and journalists, a legal education can enhance and benefit leaders from every industry. No matter where you start from, Loyola Law can help you achieve your next step.
We’re taking action to remove barriers that prevent qualified candidates from choosing law school. That’s why we accept both the LSAT and GRE for admission to all of our Juris Doctor programs. Because the GRE is accepted by different graduate and professional degree programs across the nation, the pool of GRE-takers is vastly more diverse than that of the LSAT. Accepting the GRE means that those who might never have considered applying to law school may now do so. It reduces the time and financial burden of taking multiple exams, increases the diversity of thought and experience within the classroom and, ultimately, within the profession.
ResourcesEvery student requires different support to succeed. Our resources and support services cater to the diverse study body at Loyola Law.
No two students learn exactly the same way. That is why the Loyola College of Law started its innovative Academic Success Program—to help every student succeed no matter how they learn. Participants benefit from one-on-one support, workshops, and study groups
Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI)
The OEI leads Loyola's university-wide effort to promote understanding of and appreciation for diversity, equity, and inclusion. Their special events, training, other educational programs, and advocacy resources foster a spirit of mutual recognition and support.
As a Jesuit university, we embrace and welcome students from all religious and spiritual backgrounds—we are joined together in our shared humanity and curiosity for the world, its history, and its mystery. Through Interfaith Ministries, we support the spiritual growth of students from many faith backgrounds and educate students about diverse faith traditions.
Office for Accessible Education (OAE)
The OAE is here to help students with adjustments and accommodations. OAE’s Accessibility Counselors can help students determine what accommodations they will need to access course materials, programs, dining, and housing.
As members of the Wolf Pack, we take care of each other and make sure every student, faculty, and staff member has the resources to thrive. Iggy's Cupboard provides non-perishable food items and other essentials to any member of Loyola's community that may need a little extra help.