Identifying the best schools for African-American and Asian law students
The UIC John Marshall Law School is proud to again imprint its name for diversity. In this year’s “Best Law Schools for Diversity” issue, the preLaw magazine rated UIC John Marshall the top law school in the Midst for African-American and Asian law students. The law school also received honorable mention for Hispanic law students. These results were based on student enrollment, faculty and student services provided.
Students across the world are now migrating for study and sharing a diverse environment. Many universities are creating harmony by making ways to legal education. Not only improving access but increasing student engagement and academic success within the law school community.
“Student engagement, particularly a sense of belonging, is a vital part of our students’ well-being and can be directly connected to individual academic performance. We are honored that preLaw magazine recognizes our efforts to support students and foster a positive and healthy learning environment,” said Tania Luma, UIC John Marshall’s Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
Since 1899, the Law School has opened its gate for the students of color, women, and immigrants. It graduated its first female student, Jessie Cook, in 1903; its first African-American student, James Randle, in 1904; and its first Hispanic student, William E. Rodriguez, in 1912.
The UIC John Marshall community is formed from more than 30 student organizations that represent the diverse interests and pursuits of the student body. These organizations include the Women’s Law Caucus, Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, Black Law Students Association, Latinx Law Students Association, South Asian Law Students Association, and Middle Eastern Law Students Association.
The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion regularly holds events inclined to elevate thought, dialogue, and active engagement around diversity, equity, and inclusion. These events embrace a Diversity Week in March, during which student organizations create the content and host these events. The conversations and views shared during Feb-last week are one-way members of the UIC John Marshall community connect with and learn from one other.