Students on campus

Belonging at Minnesota Law

Our Community: Active and Committed

Minnesota Law cultivates diverse academic, collegial, and community networking opportunities for students through a wide array of student-led events convened by student affinity organizations and groups that sponsor a large number of diversity, equity, and inclusion-focused events each year.

In honor of Black History Month, Minnesota Law students conducted a series of interviews with Black alumni and faculty. View a video of an interview between 3L Jessica Bontemps and Dean Garry W. Jenkins and read a Q&A between Amirah Ellison, 1L, and her father Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison '90 on what Black History Month means to them.

Minnesota Law's Admissions Ambassadors

Student ambassadors work with Minnesota Law’s Office of Admissions to provide outreach and make connections with prospective students who are considering attending the University of Minnesota Law School. Ambassadors help with various initiatives, including attendance at recruiting events, affinity group connections, and pipeline programs like the MN PreLaw Scholars Program and Discover Law.

Admissions Ambassadors with Goldy Gopher

Minnesota Law's 2021-22 Admissions Ambassadors with Goldy Gopher at the 2022 Campus Preview Weekend.


Notable Alumni

Justice Alan C. Page '78
Liwanag Ojala '98
Laura Coates '05
The Honorable Pamela Alexander ’77


Affinity Groups

Students also expand their networks by connecting with such Twin Cities-based professional groups as the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers, Minnesota Women Lawyers, and the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association. Minnesota Law alumni are well represented in these organizations and provide mentoring to our students.

Interested in joining a student organization? Email or Nubia Esparza, senior coordinator of diversity & student programs, at More information on student organizations can be found here.

Minnesota Law Affinity Groups

  • Asian Pacific American Law Student Association
  • Black Law Students Association
  • Jewish Law Students Association
  • Latinx Law Students Association
  • Muslim Law Students Association
  • Native American Services Project
  • OutLaw
  • Voices for Immigration Student Association
  • Women’s Law Student Association

Professional Affinity Groups