Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and many of its student organizations are proud to host Diversity Week, a variety of events celebrating the diversity of Loyola's campus and the legal profession. The events will run from Feb. 26-March 2, 2018.
Official LLS Events:
LLS Debuts Multicultural Room
Tuesday, Feb 27 at 9 a.m. & 7 p.m. in C404
Loyola Law School’s Office of Student Affairs will debut a designated Multicultural Room to highlight and expose students to an array of cultures and ethnicities. Breakfast and light refreshments will be served.
LLS Holds Open House for Interfaith Prayer & Meditation Room
Thursday, March 1 at 9 a.m. & 7 p.m. in C405
The Office of Student Affairs will hold an open house for the Interfaith Prayer & Meditation Room. Breakfast & light refreshments will be provided.
#MeToo Leader Details Struggle to Find Voice for Victims
Thursday, March 1 at 12 p.m. in Robinson Courtroom
Brenda Gutierrez, a leader in the #MeToo movement in Los Angeles and assault survivor, shares her experience as a community organizer finding a voice for victims. Professor Sean Scott will moderate. RSVP via Symplicity. Lunch will be provided.
Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Public Service Award Reception
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Loyola Law School will present Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl with the Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Public Service Award. It is presented annually to an individual who embodies the qualities of alumnus Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. ’62 – trailblazers, innovators, master attorneys and mentors. Recipients are those who have demonstrated excellence in their profession, dedication to social justice and a commitment to serving their community. RSVP.
Students Events Organized in Concert with Loyola Law School, Los Angeles Office of Student Affairs:
- Feb. 1-28, 2018: Loyola’s Black Law Student Association (BLSA) is commemorating Black History Month by celebrating African American attorneys who made a difference. They are recognizing African American lawyers and judges who have paved the way in the legal field and have made contributions to American history.
- Monday, Feb. 26 at 12 p.m. on Esplanade: A Diversity Fair will feature affinity and cultural groups, as well as food.
- Monday, Feb. 26 at 4 p.m. in Cassassa Lounge: A screening of "Marshall," a legal drama about Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice.
- Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 12 p.m. in Merrifield Hall: Join Karen Korematsu and Loyola Law School Professor Ted Seto in a discussion about the legacy of Korematsu v. United States, the iconic case of Fred Korematsu’s challenge to the constitutionality of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II, and the Korematsu Institute's ongoing fight to protect civil liberties. Presented by the Public Interest Law Concentration and the Social Justice Tuesday program. Lunch will be provided.
- Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 1:15 p.m. in Burns Lounge: Learn more about Fred Korematsu's life and the story behind the famous Supreme Court case at a Q&A with Karen Korematsu. Light refreshments will be provided.
- Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 12 p.m. in Donovan Hall: Join the Career Development Office, Office of Student Affairs, Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA), BLSA, La Raza de Loyola, Outlaw – LGBTQ Students & their Allies, South Asian Law Students Association (SALSA) and Women’s Law Association (WLA) for a “Diversity on the Bench” panel. RSVP via Symplicity. Lunch will be provided.
- Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 4 p.m. in Casassa Lounge: A screening of "1915," a movie set 100 years after the Armenian Genocide in which a theatre director stages a play to bring the ghosts of the past back to life.
- Thursday, March 1 at 4 p.m in Oak Tree Quad: Cultural Solidarity Candlelight Vigil to stand in solidarity with those slain in connection with their diverse status.