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 Assistant Dean Luma via jmlstluma.as.me.

  • 2020 Best Law Schools for African-American Students (preLaw magazine)

  • 2020 Best Law Schools for Asian Students (preLaw magazine)

  • 2020 Best Law Schools for Hispanic Students (preLaw magazine)

On Racial Violence in America & Our Fight Against Racism

We cannot deny or ignore the pain and injustice experienced for centuries by people of color in our country. The injustice is not debatable, and yet it continues. The pain is real; it cries out in our streets. We have an obligation. We cannot be silent.

Notable Diverse Alumni

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

Antiracism Resources

Diversity Office Initiatives

Paths to Access

JumpStart Program

Once you’ve been admitted to UIC John Marshall, 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.

Watch Our Events on YouTube

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

Additional Student Resources

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