A Message from Dean Kellye Y. Testy

Dean Testy and studentAs Dean of the University of Washington School of Law, I am proud of the innovative and robust programs our school prioritizes to increase diversity and inclusion. Excellence depends upon a community that is broadly diverse and that welcomes and respects difference. 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.”

At UW Law we create an environment that fosters growth and builds community through our teaching, scholarship, events, panel discussions, trainings and other learning opportunities, both inside and outside of the classroom. Our pipeline programs address the need for systemic action to remove barriers to access and success for underrepresented groups in the legal field.

Our students, staff and faculty are actively engaged in creating a community in which each person may thrive and that seeks understanding of cultures, experiences and beliefs that are different from their own. Together, we will continue to work toward equity and justice at UW Law, in legal education and in the justice system.

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.

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