In this section, you can connect to a range of resources within Yale Law School, Yale University, and the broader legal community. This list is constantly growing so please visit from time to time and feel free to send suggested additions to the Office of Student Affairs.

CDO links to Diversity Databases and Data

Diversity & Demographics section on NALP.org
Collection of NALP data relating to minorities, women, LGBT, Part-time and disabled lawyers.

Law Firm Diversity Database
Vault.com has partnered with the Minority Corporate Counsel Association to release this database, which is aimed at advancing diversity in the legal profession. The database includes benchmarking information on diversity programs in over 250 law firms. The database allows you to make side by side comparisons on various factors including the number of attorneys who are minorities, women, LGBT, and individuals with disabilities. The online database also provides access to firms' complete self-reported law firm diversity survey responses. Registration is required and free.

The Minority Law Journal
Website links to the Directory of Minority Attorneys which contains listings of minority-owned law firms, and the names of minority attorneys in majority-owned law firms, corporate law departments and government agencies.

 

CDO links to Law Firm Diversity Rankings

ALM Legal Intelligence
ALM Legal Intelligence has numerous Surveys and Rankings related to diversity (available under the Surveys and Rankings tab). This site must be accessed through Yale’s VPN. Instructions are available at http://its.yale.edu/services/wifi-and-networks/vpn-campus-access. Includes the Diversity Scorecard with detailed information on minority legal staffing levels at NLJ 250 and Am Law 200 firms; the Am Law 200 Women in Leadership survey; the NLJ GLBT Scorecard and more.

Top Law Firms for Equality 2016 by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
A listing of law firms who received 100% ratings on the Foundation's Corporate Equality Index. The Foundation surveys major businesses regarding their employee benefits and protections for LGBT employees and their families.

Vault’s Best Law Firms for Diversity
Vault provides an overall diversity rating and also provides individual ratings for minorities, women, disabilities, and veterans. Available online at by clicking the “Companies” tab and then “Best Law Firms.”

 

National Organizations

ABA's Center for Racial and Ethnic Diversity

ABA’s Commission on Racial & Ethnic Diversity in the Profession

ABA's Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI)

ABA’s Commission on Women in the Profession

ABA's Council for Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Educational Pipeline

ABA's Pipeline Diversity Directory Activities 

American Indian Law Center

Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association

Chaldean American Bar Association

Corporate Counsel—Women of Color

Hispanic National Bar Association

International Bar Association

Latina Lawyers Bar Association

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD)

The Leadership Institute for Women of Color in Law

Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Minority Corporate Counsel Association

NAACP Legal Defense Fund

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum

National Association for Law Placement (NALP) Member Diversity Initiatives

National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms

National Association of Muslim Lawyers

National Association of Women Judges

National Association of Women Lawyers

National Bar Association of African American Attorneys

National Black Law Students Association

National Black Prosecutors Association

National Conference of Black Lawyers

National Hispanic Prosecutor Association

National Lesbian and Gay Law Association

National Native American Bar Association

National Native American Law Students Association

National Women's Law Center

Native American Rights Fund

Puerto Rican Bar Association

Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund

South Asian Bar Association of North America (SABA)

Office of Student Affairs


The Office of Student Affairs at Yale Law School helps law students navigate their legal education. The office provides academic advising, supports student groups and journals, promotes student life and community building activities, and acts as the primary resource for students who are seeking to find balance in their law school experience.

Diversity is important to the Yale Law School community because exposure to the widest variety of perspectives and experiences is essential to the practice and study of law—whether it be understanding the law, defending it, or changing it.”


Abbe Gluck ’00

Professor of Law and the Faculty Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy