Diaz honored by Lawyers of Color

Diaz honored by Lawyers of Color

Barry Law Dean Named to 'Power List’ for 2nd Year


Leticia M. Diaz, Dean of Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, has been named to Lawyers of Color’s Fourth Annual Power List, a comprehensive catalog of the nation’s most influential minority attorneys and non-minority diversity advocates. It is the second consecutive year that Diaz has been named to the Power List.

Diaz is the first female Cuban American dean of an ABA-accredited law school in the United States. Minority enrollment at Barry Law has nearly doubled since Diaz was appointed dean in 2007, and the school recently received an A+ Diversity Rating from preLaw Magazine.

Diaz has served on the ABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities and is a past member of the board of directors for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando.

She and her fellow honorees will be recognized during a Power List cocktail reception on March 18 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C.

“I’m honored and humbled to have made Lawyers of Color’s Power List for the second year,” Diaz said. “All of us at Barry Law are committed to fostering a diverse learning environment, and awards such as this are an acknowledgment that our efforts are paying off, both for our students and for the larger legal community.”