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Office of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity

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Loyola’s learning community is diverse, vibrant, and welcoming. We acknowledge and respect not only who you are, but who you are destined to become. Our office offers programming and support to help you expand your vision of what the legal profession can and should be.

Our Mission and Vision

Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s mission is to educate diverse, talented students to be responsible leaders in a rapidly changing, interdependent world. The Office of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity fosters an exchange of ideas and shared experiences. Our goal is a simple one: for all members of our law school community to feel valued and supported. 

Programming and Initiatives

We provide programming to support, celebrate, and value each member of our learning community. Some of our strategic programs include:

  • Community Circles and Wellness Events
  • Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Awards and Fellowship Program
  • Lunch and Learn Workshops
  • Office of the Ombudsperson
  • Pipeline and First-Generation Programs

Collaborations

Our office works in partnership with the School of Law’s academic and administrative departments to promote inclusion, diversity, and equity both in and out of the classroom. Whether we are partnering with one of Loyola’s many student organizations to develop programs to explore student interests, recognizing law school alumni for their contributions, or helping students explore Chicago’s rich and diverse culture, our collaborations make our community stronger. Let us know how we can help you explore your interests.

It is important to engage early with Chicago’s strong network of lawyers and legal professionals who support Loyola students with their time, talents, and valuable resources.  The School of Law’s Offices of Admissions and Career Services can assist you with information about scholarships offered by bar associations and other organizations. The Office of Career Services can also provide information about diversity-related job fairs, summer associate positions, networking receptions, workshops and seminars, and other career-related programming.

Josie Gough

Assistant Dean for the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity

LaTrina Porter

Director of Strategic and Multicultural Programs