The faculty believes that a broadly diverse student body is central to the educational experience that Tulane Law School provides its students, both inside and outside the classroom. A diverse student body is essential to the kind of full and rich class discussion that characterizes legal education at its best. A diverse student body also enhances our students' discussions, relationships, and joint activities outside of class, further enriching their understanding of legal issues in contemporary society. Learning the law as member of a diverse student body also is essential to learning how to practice law in an increasingly diverse profession, and is essential to the exercise of leadership in a heterogeneous society.
Tulane Law School is also committed to creating and maintaining a student body that is characterized by a background of academic achievement and a commitment to academic success in legal studies. The faculty believes that a successful educational experience requires a student body that is selective as well as diverse. The efforts of Tulane Law School to enroll a diverse entering class remain consistent with the need to ensure that all accepted applicants to Tulane Law School demonstrate the capacity to successfully complete the course of study.