Diversity Statement

Temple University Beasley School of Law’s commitment to diversity is reflected in its mission statement, which reads in part:

We are dedicated to our traditional ideal of making opportunities for legal education accessible to talented students who might otherwise not have the opportunity and those who might encounter barriers due to race, creed, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, socioeconomic background, or other personal characteristics. The Law School seeks to maintain and strengthen our longstanding tradition of accessibility and diversity in order to pursue the goals of excellence in higher education and equal justice under the law.

Temple Law Review affirms the law school’s commitment to diversity and seeks to further this commitment by promoting diversity in both its membership and scholarship. Temple Law Review is a voice of Temple Law School to the greater legal community. As such, this voice should reflect the rich diversity of experiences and perspectives in our community. A chorus of voices heightens legal discourse, promotes soundness of critical thought, and encourages thorough consideration of unique ideas. Therefore, Temple Law Review welcomes and actively encourages students with diverse identities and backgrounds to join.

The Temple Law Review recognizes that inequalities and discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, and other identities persist both in the legal profession and in institutions of legal education. Temple Law Review is aware of the power it  has to influence legal discourse and  acknowledges the impact that choosing which voices to center  has on challenging inequality or contributing to it. Thus, Temple Law Review seeks to encourage and amplify diverse voices in order to achieve the law school’s goals of “excellence in higher education and equal justice under the law.”

Edited 3/20/20