January: Diversity Month Grant Archive

Each January the Office of the Dean of Students coordinates a month-long celebration of diversity. During Diversity Month, student organizations and the Office of the Dean of Students host programs designed to examine or discuss the intersection of diversity, law, and the legal profession.

Every year, we are excited to support many wonderful programs. Full descriptions and program information can be found using the links below.

Please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at deanofstudents@law.uchicago.edu with questions.

January 2019

Event Date Event Time Event Location LSSO(s) Co-Sponsoring Event Details
January 8, 2019 12:15-1:20 p.m. Classroom II Muslim Law Students Association, American Civil Liberties Union, National Lawyers' Guild, Black Law Students Association, South Asian Law Students Association, Defenders, and American Constitution Society

The Muslim Community Under Watch

Screening of a short documentary, Watched (2017) and commentary from Professor Huq on the legal implications of government surveillance programs. Watched explores the toll of surveillance through the very personal lens of two women coming of age in New York.

January 15, 2019 6:00 p.m. Rockefeller Memorial Chapel The University of Chicago

29th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Join the University of Chicago community as we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and reflect on our collective responsibility to work towards a more equitable society. This year's keynote speakers are Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and Sherrilyn Ifill.

January 17, 2019 3:15- 5:00 p.m. North Green Lounge  

Global Chicago Law Wine Mess

As part of the Law School’s Diversity Month celebration, the Office of the Dean of Students and student organization affinity groups will host Global Chicago Law Wine Mess. This Wine Mess is designed to showcase the diversity of the Law School. Groups of students and student organizations will host tables celebrating their home countries, cities, hometowns, states, and cultural background.

January 23, 2019 12:15-1:20 p.m. Courtroom Law Students for the Creative Arts , Entertainment and Sports Law Society, and Law Women's Caucus.

"Chi": Vital Life Force

This special program will feature a performance of a new work "Chi" by Grammy award winning composer and University of Chicago Professor Augusta Read Thomas, performed by the Grammy nominated quartet-in-residence at the University of Chicago, Spektral, followed by commentary from Professor Martha Nussbaum.

January 23, 2019 12:15-1:20 p.m. Room II South Asian Law Students Association, Black Law Students Association, Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, and Latinx Law Students Association

Diversity in the Legal Profession: The Judiciary

Join student organization affinity groups for a panel of diverse professionals in the judiciary to learn about the unique challenges they have had to overcome to reach their successes. This panel features Hon. Manish Shah (N.D. IL), Hon. Andrea Wood (N.D. IL), Hon. Maria Valdez (N.D. IL), and Hon. Edmond E. Chang (N.D. IL). Sidley Austin Professor of Law Lior J. Strahilevitz will facilitate the discussion.

January 29, 2018 12:15-1:20 p.m. Classroom F Environmental Law Society and Law of the Land

Environmental Community Organizing in Communities of Color

Kim Wasserman, Executive Director of the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO), to speak on community organizing around environmental issues in communities of color.