Law, Diversity and Justice Minor
The Law, Diversity & Justice Minor offered by the Center for Law, Diversity and Justice is an interdisciplinary course of study for students who are interested in law, diversity and access to the legal system for under-served communities that includes the classes taught in the Law, Diversity and Justice Concentration. This rigorous curriculum, open to all Western students, is taught in seminars by a faculty that includes attorneys using law school texts. The minor welcomes students who desire to effect change and who have the potential to act as leaders and role models in their communities using legal knowledge and processes. Law, Diversity & Justice Minor Requirements Total LDJ Minor Credits Required: minimum of 23-28 credits.
LDJ Minor Options:Track A: Substantive and Practical Legal Skills1) Fair311B-Intro to the US legal systems (5)2) At least ONE of the following two courses:Fair393b Rights, Liberties and Justice in the US (5) orFair 334c International Human Rights (5) and3) Fair412e Advance Topics in Law (2-5) (topic vary by quarter) (pre-requisite is Fair311b) and4) Fair422k Advance Legal Writing and Analysis (6) (Capstone –Senior year) and5) Additional 8-10 elective credits (coursework related to diversity issues approved in advance by the CLDJ Director. These course might be drawn from American Cultural Studies courses, Fairhaven courses, Political Science courses, Sociology, Psychology, or other appropriate electives with approval)Track B: Substantive Law
1) PLSC311B-Intro to Law and Judicial Process (5) (with grade of C or better)
2) At least ONE of the following two courses:
Fair393b Rights, Liberties and Justice in the US (5) or
Fair 334c International Human Rights (5) and
3) Fair412e Advance Topics in Law (2-5) (topic vary by quarter) (pre-requisite is Fair311b or Plsc311b) and
4) Minimum of 8 additional credits in consultation with minor advisor, students choose classes in topics of law in any department around campus. Credits must be upper level credits (300 and 400).
Please direct questions to: Assistant Professor Ceci Lopez, Director, Center for Law, Diversity & Justice (CLDJ),
To make an appointment: https://calendly.com/ldj