Diversity & Inclusion @ LLS

A Message from the Dean
A message on diversity and inclusion from Dean Michael Waterstone

Diversity, U.S. News & World Report
Countries Represented By Alumni
Undergraduate Majors Represented
Full-time Faculty Are Women

Loyola Law School’s social justice mission compels us not only to train lawyers for others, but to address the gap in access to justice faced by underrepresented communities. Our First to Go program helps us meet both of these goals. At Loyola, students who are the first in their family to become legal professionals find support, guidance and mentorship through programming specially designed to facilitate the transition. While our faculty and staff are available to all students, we recognize that law students are not merely getting an education but entering a profession with its own unique language and culture and for those who are the First to Go, it can be particularly challenging. We even host a special Orientation panel and brunch to transition students and their families to the legal profession and law study. Matriculating students are paired with successful alumni who were first in their families. Faculty and other students who were first in their family host lunch panels to share their experiences; career development provides support and training in navigating the employment landscape. Our investment in students who are First to Go is an investment not only in that student, but a means of reaching new and often underrepresented communities with access to the law. We are excited to make this investment in your future.

The First 2 Go cohort joined Career Development Office in learning the fundamental do’s and don’t’s in a professional dining setting.  Students engaged in a small discussion about the importance of professionalism and proper etiquette for networking and job interviews.