Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Courses D - H

474: Diversity in the Law

Credit Hours

1

Description

Diversity in the Law is an interdisciplinary, weekend course for students who are interested in law, diversity and how to work across different cultures and other kinds of diversity to provide exceptional legal services to any corporation, governmental entity, community, or international client. Through short readings, role play, and team building activities, students will acquire the basic skills necessary for professionals to work effectively in cross-cultural situations. This course also emphasizes a critical examination of how issues such as race, class, gender, sexual orientation and disability intersect with the legal system and barriers to diversity in the legal profession. This course welcomes students who desire to effect change and who have the potential to act as leaders and role models in their communities, law firms, and companies.

Students will be required to complete a group project and a short, reflection writing on diversity in the law during the course. This course will be pass/fail and final grades will be based on performance in class and completion of the group project and reflection piece