The Minority Student Program (MSP) is a post-admissions program that reflects the faculty’s long-standing commitment to promoting diversity and opportunity in the classroom and the legal profession. The program provides academic support, mentoring, and internships to students who, regardless of race or ethnic origin, can demonstrate through a history of socio-economic, educational, or cultural experiences that they have been disadvantaged.
|Yvette Bravo-Weber, Assistant Dean for the MSP, meets regularly with students.|
Admission to the MSP is separate from and subsequent to admission to the law school. Every applicant is invited to indicate his or her interest in the program on the admission application. All matriculated students, regardless of race or ethnic origin, are eligible for consideration for the MSP.
The MSP was established in 1968 when, after the urban unrest in 1967, the faculty voted to pursue an aggressive policy of equal opportunity for those who historically had been under-represented in law schools and in the legal profession. Since that time, the law school has become a nationally recognized leader in increasing representation in the legal profession of all segments of society.
Almost 3,000 students of color and students from disadvantaged backgrounds have participated in the MSP and graduated from the law school. MSP alums can be found on the bench, in the U.S. Congress, in private practice, government agencies, major corporations, legislative bodies, public interest organizations, and academic institutions across the country.