Law Course Catalog

7360. Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

This course explores issues related to diversity and inclusion in the legal profession, including history, policies, and laws connected to these areas. The course will consider the reasons why diversity and inclusion are a problem within the legal profession, identify ongoing issues and systemic challenges, and survey efforts made to increase diversity and inclusion in various aspects of the legal profession. Topics will include disparities and discrimination related to race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexuality, religion, disability, age, and socioeconomic status. The course will include guest speakers from different areas of legal practice. Students will be evaluated based on a course paper, short response papers, and active participation.