A Message from Dean Kellye Y. Testy
commitments to diversity and equality are part of my high standards and insistence
upon excellence. Today, the best legal education
must include an integration of theory, doctrine, and practice and must be delivered
by a diverse faculty to a diverse student body. Especially for a global law school
such as ours, graduates must be culturally competent and prepared for an increasingly
complex and connected world.
Law is a powerful tool for social change, and all of us who are part of the legal
profession have a duty to seek to make real the promise of “equal justice.” Justice
cannot be a commodity that is available only to those who can afford it; that not
only harms the persons who are denied access to justice, but it undermines respect
for the rule of law and lawyers as well.
Our school's longstanding commitment to excellence, including diversity, has stood
the test of time amid many changes in the legal profession. The privilege of being
a part of the legal profession compels us to promote the rule of law and its commitment
to justice and equality.
The University of Washington’s Diversity Statement
The University of Washington values diversity and is committed to promoting
respect for the rights and privileges of others, the understanding and
appreciation of human differences, and the constructive expression of ideas.