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Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

UIC John Marshall Law School Student Diversity

Our Mission

The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion promotes an institutional culture of respect and empathy for all members of the law school community by fostering thought, dialogue, and active engagement around diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Office provides opportunities for all students, faculty, and staff to elevate their skills and deepen their understanding of these issues. This common dialogue and understanding supports a sense of belonging vital for all students. The Office also promotes success for all students, including first-generation and underrepresented students. Students can schedule advising and academic support appointments with Interim Assistant Dean Clarence Glenn.

  • 2022 Best Law Schools for African-American Students (preLaw magazine)

  • 2022 Best Law Schools for Asian Students (preLaw magazine)

  • 2022 Best Law Schools for Hispanic Students (preLaw magazine)

  • 2022 Best Law Schools for Native-American Students (preLaw magazine)

Antiracism Resources Law School Diversity Transparency Project

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The Law School has a long history of access and opportunity, and its 120-year legacy is interwoven with the journeys and accomplishments of its students and faculty. They not only made significant contributions to the legal profession, but they also made significant contributions to our communities and our nation. We hope their stories inspire you.

Read Their Stories

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Paths to Access

JumpStart Program

Once you’ve been admitted to the Law School, get a jump on the challenges of law school and explore the keys to your success in this free program.

Summer Pre-Law Program

This for-credit summer program exposes rising college sophomores and juniors to a career in law and helps them prepare to apply to law school.

Pre-Law Workshops

Are you a UIC student interested in law school? Learn more at one of our pre-law workshops.

Summer Legal Institute

Explore a career in law in this one-week immersion skills program that puts high school students on the path to change lives.

Student Success

Scholarship & Academic Success

Whether you need help raising your GPA or advice on your course schedule, we’re happy to provide extra support and a space to study.

Campus Programs

Learn more about the programs we offer to build and engage our community and celebrate our diversity.

Student Belonging & Wellness

We value you for you, and so should others, so we’ll continue to develop tools that make sure you feel seen and heard.

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Throughout the year, the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion develops and hosts a number of lectures and panel discussions to examine critical issues of equity and inclusion in response to our rapidly evolving world. We encourage you to join us for these discussions, but if you are unable to attend, you can catch up on what you missed on our YouTube playlist.

View Our Diversity Video Playlist

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