Santa Clara University School of Law has a long history of promoting diversity and inclusion among its students, faculty, and staff.   Our commitment to a multicultural learning environment is reflected in many ways, from diverse and engaged faculty members, to supportive student services, to our vibrant student organizations.  With our dynamic network of alumni and friends, we work together to mentor and encourage our students.

At Santa Clara Law, we define diversity broadly by incorporating as many different interests, backgrounds, and experiences as possible. The diversity of our community—including race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, political leanings, religious beliefs, age, language, and geography—together with our Jesuit-focused mission of social justice, helps to create a rich environment that is unique to Santa Clara Law.

I am incredibly honored to be a member of the Santa Clara Law community and to lead one of the most diverse law schools in the country. We are also honored to be the first school on campus to partner with Santa Clara University’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion to create a comprehensive diversity plan.  Together, we will sustain our diverse Santa Clara Law environment, and foster a more diverse and inclusive legal profession.

Lisa Kloppenberg
Dean & Professor of Law


Santa Clara Law School Diversity Plan
History of Diversity and Inclusion Efforts at Santa Clara Law
Committee for Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity and Inclusion Resources
Imposter Syndrome with Honorable Shelyna Brown
Report a Concern
Santa Clara University’s Office of Multicultural Learning