Diversity Statement

Temple University Beasley School of Law’s mission statement reads in part: “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 recognizes the historic inequalities and discrimination that persist both in the legal profession and in institutions of legal education, and 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.

The Law Review aims to reflect the broader student population through our membership in terms of race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic background, ability, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, and other identities.

Further, because law review membership is a steppingstone in the legal profession, striving for diversity ensures that institutions like the Law Review and its many opportunities remain accessible to all.

In addition, the Law Review encourages submissions of scholarly works that communicate diverse perspectives often underrepresented in legal scholarship and written by authors traditionally underrepresented in legal academia.

A chorus of voices heightens legal discourse, promotes soundness of critical thought, and encourages thorough consideration of unique ideas. By actively seeking to promote diverse voices, Temple Law Review strives to achieve the law school’s goals of “excellence in higher education and equal justice under the law.”

Adopted 11/21/19