US News: How U.S. law schools are preparing students for racial justice work

The Jones Center for Race Gender, and Social Justice named to list of schools with racial justice initiatives.

A recent US News and World Report article highlighted the growth and evolution of curricular reform campaigns in law schools which were galvanized by the Black Lives Matter protests. Many schools were led to begin teaching more thoroughly about the disparate impact of laws and law enforcement methods on marginalized populations.

The article, “How U.S. Law Schools are Preparing Students for Racial Justice Work”, listed law schools that have centers, clinics or institutes that focus on the relations between race and the law and racial justice issues. UC Law’s Nathaniel R. Jones Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice was included on the list as an example of one such center, alongside others such as Yale Law School’s Law and Racial Justice Center, Fordham University School of Law’s Center on Race, Law and Justice, and Harvard Law School’s Systemic Justice Project.

The Jones Center began as the nation’s first joint JD/MA program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and has grown into a groundbreaking center that trains and cultivates scholars, leaders and activists committed to social change. The Center’s teaching scholars research and work to combat harassment, violence against women and economic inequalities that target the most vulnerable people.

Read the US News & World Report article: "How U.S. Law Schools are preparing students for racial justice work”.  

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