University of California, Irvine Law School faculty vote to accept the graduation requirement that requires students to attend a Race and Inequality course


The Faculty of the University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI Law) has voted to introduce a graduation requirement that requires students to complete a graded course covering key content relating to “Race and Indigenousity, Structural Inequality, and the Fundamentals of History for this inequality ”.

They also took a new first year elective that met race and indigenous requirements.

UCI Law already offers several courses on race, indigenousness and law that meet the requirements.

Further courses are in preparation.

“Under the direction of UCI Law’s Curriculum Committee and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee, the new degree requirement supports major efforts by the faculty to incorporate racial and indigenous considerations, particularly in the first year courses, but also in the required core clinics courses and other higher-level courses, ”said UCI Law officials. “Students will be extensively confronted with critical concepts rooted in a number of equality categories, including race and indigenousity, disability, gender and sexuality, socio-economic background, survivors of family and domestic violence, participation in the system, and veteran status.”

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