Multicultural Affairs: Success Stories

  • Capital University Law School maintains a strong commitment to developing a diverse and inclusive community. Thanks to the support and encouragement of Capital University Law School and its Office of Multicultural Affairs, minority students* have displayed a record of success in the classroom, in co-curricular endeavors and in extracurricular leadership roles. Within the last three years (2009-2012), illustrative minority student accomplishments include:

    Student Leadership Officer Positions

    • Student Bar Association (multiple positions, including President and Treasurer)
    • American Constitution Society (President)
    • Labor and Employment Law Association (President) 
    • Capital University Law School Republicans (President)
    • Women’s Law Association (President)
    • Christian Legal Society (multiple positions, including President)
    • Black Law Student Association (multiple positions, including President)
    • Hispanic Law Student Association (multiple positions, including President)
    • Capital Equality Alliance (multiple positions, including President)
    • Phi Alpha Delta (multiple positions, including President) 
    • Sports and Entertainment Law Association (multiple positions, including President and Treasurer)
    • American Civil Liberties Union (Treasurer)
    • Legal Professionalism Society (Treasurer)
    • Children and Family Law Advocates (Fundraising Chair)



    • Federal Bar Association Columbus Chapter Scholarship
    • Ohio State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section Scholarship
    • John Mercer Langston Bar Association Scholarship
    • Asian-Pacific American Bar Association of Central Ohio (APABA-CO) Scholarship 
    • Ohio Women’s Bar Foundation Scholarship
    • David D. White Scholarship (multiple recipients)
    • David D. & Frances A. White Scholarship
    • Floyd Weatherspoon Equal Justice Scholarship
    • Floyd D. Weatherspoon Endowed Scholarship for Employment Discrimination & Labor Law
    • Haynes and Haynes, LLC Book Scholarship
    • Douglas J. Haynes Scholarship
    • Mary Frutchey Scholarship
    • Robert Weiler Company Minority Scholarship
    • Black Law Students Association Scholarship
    • Women’s Law Association Susan Gilles Scholarship
    • Capital University Law School President’s Scholarship
    • Capital University Law School Dean’s Scholarship (multiple recipients)



    • Academic Success Protocol Fellowship (multiple students)
    • Law & Leadership Institute Robert L. Shuman Fellowship 
    • Felicia Beth Nekritz Juvenile Law Fellowship
    • Adoption and Child Welfare Law Fellowship


    Co-Curricular Achievement

    • Capital University Law Review (multiple students)
    • Capital University Law School National Moot Court Team
    • Frederick Douglass Moot Court Team (multiple students)
      • Including the Best Oral Advocate for the Midwest Region
    • Adoption Law and Policy Moot Court Team (multiple students)
    • Mock Trial Team (multiple students)
    • CALI Award winners (multiple students including awards received in: general litigation, small business clinic, torts, contracts, criminal law, and civil procedure jurisdiction)

    * As used herein, the term minority refers to a student who has self-identified as a racial minority or a member of the GLBT community.