Unique Perspectives. Common Ground.
Students come to our institution from more than 19 U.S. states, several provinces in Canada. The administration endeavors to attract students who bring a diversity of backgrounds and experiences to classroom discussion and debate. This environment promotes acceptance, collegiality, and freedom of expression. It is a place where all are welcome to find common ground in the study of law.
Minority Law Day Workshop
The workshop will address minority and diversity issues related to law school and the application process.
Multi-Cultural Law Students Association
The Western New England University Multi-Cultural Law Students Association promotes diversity within the School of Law and helps prepare students of all backgrounds to embark on a legal profession.
Color of Law Roundtable
The Color of Law Roundtable brings speakers to the Blake Law Center to discuss diversity issues in the legal profession. Speakers discuss their career paths with students and faculty.
LGBT Life and Studies
With some of the nation’s leading LGBT scholars, unparalleled LGBT representation on the faculty, and proximity to Northampton, the city with the largest proportion of lesbian residents in the nation and a vibrant transgender community, the School of Law has much to offer students who are interested in LGBT issues.
In addition to broad-based courses that include discussion of race and ethnicity, the School of Law offers courses on Critical Race Theory, Feminism in the Law, and Discrimination Law. Courses such as Employment Discrimination and Sexual Orientation and the Law help students gain insights into these important legal issues. You also have the opportunity to broaden your horizons outside the classroom through participation in one of our many diversity-based student organizations. The School of Law sponsors chapters of the Black Law Students Association, Christian Legal Society, J. Reuben Clarke Law Society, Jewish Law Students Association, OUTLaw, South Asian Law Student Association, and the Women’s Law Association.
For more information regarding diversity in law school, please check out the Law School Admissions Council's website.