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Student Life

At UMass Law, student life is centered around developing a professional identity as you grow in knowledge of the law.

The sense of community is strong. Study groups begin to form. Professors become advisors, mentors, and guides. Student organizations enhance your interests and aspirations.

The opportunities to gain practical experience are wide-ranging: clinics, field placements, pro bono work, and the legal skills program.

The commitment to justice is real. UMass Law prepares lawyers ready to pursue justice through research, practice, public service, professional partnerships, advocacy for legal access, and contributions to social and economic development.

Mission statement of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

The UMass Law Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee exists to create a diverse student body, faculty, and staff while also cultivating difference of thought, ideas, and experiences. Our mission is to provide a supportive environment that fosters collaboration, celebration, and respect for individualism and differences. We strive to educate the UMass Law community on issues of equity, inclusion, and diversity. By empowering our students, UMass Law prepares future professionals to lead by example, take a dynamic and intentional approach to build a more diverse community, and bring about positive outcomes and systematic changes.

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