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Ways to Engage

Minnesota Law students have many opportunities to engage in DEI efforts in our collegial community. You can participate in student-led initiatives, organizations, and journals, gain real-world knowledge and experience through our clinical, experiential, and robust academic courses, and participate in a wide-range of programs that examine issues at the intersections of law and racial and social equity and justice.

Events such as Minnesota Law's annual MLK Convocation focus on inequities in society, the legal profession, and judicial systems; innovative programming like the Race-Informed Study Experience program (RISE) offers dedicated academic support to students of color; and initiatives like the Minnesota Pre-Law Scholars Program prepare underserved students for admission to law school.

Sign Up for Minnesota Law’s Annual Raise the Bar Day of Service

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In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Law Council, the Minnesota Justice Foundation, and the Dean of Students and Office of Student Affairs invite students, staff, and faculty to participate in the Annual Raise the Bar Day of Service each January.

Join Minnesota Law’s Diversity Book Club

The Law School Diversity Committee and the Student Programs Office host a diversity-themed book club each semester during the academic year. Book club discussions are moderated by community partners, including judges, practitioners, and friends of Minnesota Law.

Announcements about book selections are sent to students, staff, and faculty, along with a sign up form for the book discussion.

Questions? Contact Nubia Esparza, senior coordinator of diversity & student programs, at lawdiv@umn.edu.

Join a Student Group or Organization

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A rich variety of student activities, organizations, and leadership opportunities enhance the classroom experience.

The student-elected Law Council advocates for student interests and sponsors a range of programs, including approximately 35+ active student groups, fostering a true “marketplace of ideas” within and beyond Mondale Hall. Sit in on a debate on timely legal topics, sponsored collaboratively by student groups, or let off steam (or challenge your toughest professor!) in the Chess Club, on the basketball court, or on hockey rink. Support public interest at the Minnesota Justice Foundation’s annual talent show, or make use of your latent theatrical talents in the Theatre of the Relatively Talentless annual spring musical, written, produced, and performed by law students.

Whatever your personal or legal interests, you’ll find a match at Minnesota Law.

View all student organizations and get connected today.

Visit us on Social Media

Read student stories, see pictures of Law School events, and get involved with Minnesota Law students and faculty. Our YouTube channel features lectures from special guests and interviews with faculty and students.

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