Colorado Law is proud to have been one of the earliest law schools in the nation to admit ethnically and racially diverse lawyers. Inclusiveness and diversity are not just popular catch phrases to us. We have a strong and continuing commitment to inclusiveness and diversity, as evidenced by the first action in Our Vision statement:

Provide a supportive and diverse educational and scholarly community in a place that inspires vigorous pursuit of ideas, critical analysis, contemplation, and civic engagement in order to advance knowledge about the law in an open, just society.

To achieve this vision, we support a number of law school initiatives that further our inclusiveness and diversity.  In addition, we are actively involved in several legal community initiatives. Finally, we work hard to cultivate career opportunities for our diverse students and alumni.

Fernando Guzman is our Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence. Drawing on his extensive professional experience, Dean Guzman helps the law school further its commitment to embedding inclusiveness and diversity into the fabric of the law school at all levels.

Staff & Committees


  • Violeta Chapin, Associate Dean for Community and Culture, and Clinical Professor of Law
  • Fernando Guzman, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence
  • Yesenia Delgado, Director of Events and Inclusive Programming

Council for Racial Justice and Equity

The Council for Racial Justice and Equity (CRJE) is an official student-led organization that advocates for and designs policy changes to Colorado Law concerning diversity and racial justice. It was formed in summer 2020 as nationwide racial justice protests oriented America's attention to the injustices Black communities face. The Black Law Student Association (BLSA), students from BIPOC-led organizations, and allies worked together to form the Council. To contact the CRJE and get involved, email:

Law Alumni Board Diversity Committee

Anti-Racism and Representation Initiative

The Anti-Racism and Representation Initiative aims to confront racism and its persistent effects around us and to advance the representation and genuine welcoming of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and other marginalized groups within the University of Colorado Law School community and the legal profession.

Through a range of programs and actions, the Anti-Racism and Representation Initiative promotes bold, practical, and effective steps to confront racism and advance greater inclusion.