LEARN: Explore Social Justice
ATJI offers countless ways for students and the law school community to deepen their understanding of social justice issues. Some of our current offerings around connecting academics and action are:
- Social Justice Mondays: an organized, weekly series that aims to create a forum to bring awareness and encourage discussion about the many issues that surround the idea of "social justice" in order to help strengthen the social justice community of students, faculty and staff at the law school.
- Lawyering in a Diverse World: ATJI partners with Student Life to offer this series of speaker events and trainings.
- Legal Writing Collaborative: an effort that ATJI initiated with the Legal Writing faculty to bring real-world social justice issues into the classroom.
- Wednesday Workshops: The Access to Justice Institute hosts a series of trainings designed to introduce law students to the legal skills necessary to succeed in pro bono and public interest volunteer opportunities, internships, and future practice. These sessions provide students an opportunity to practice basic skills and learn about where to go for more intensive learning and support. Past session topics have included Client Interviewing 101, Professional Responsibility for Legal Volunteers, and Learning Leadership Tools.
- ATJI offers many different workshops and trainings throughout the school year to help students build skills needed to become lawyers leading toward a just and humane world. Visit our blog for updated info on trainings, events, and programs!