Law, Diversity and Justice Program
In 1991 Fairhaven College developed the Law and Diversity Program (LDP) for students who were interested in law, diversity, and access to the legal system for underserved communities. The Program welcomed students who desired to effect change and who had the potential to act as leaders and role models in their communities using legal knowledge and processes.
Graduates from the Law and Diversity Program have obtained positions as attorneys for private and public firms, in city government and legal services, and at the U.S. Department of Education and the Environmental Protection Agency. Graduates have also pursued careers in the justice system as Juvenile Probation Officers, Human Service Caseworkers, Prisoner Rights Activists, law enforcement personnel, and as Union negotiators. Some have gone on to faculty positions at other Universities where they teach on a variety of law, diversity and justice issues.
To better keep pace with Fairhaven's core mission of social justice, the Program has expanded into a regular plan of study at Fairhaven under the Law, Diversity and Justice (LDJ) Concentration. The concentration is open to ALL students enrolled at Fairhaven College, and endeavors to increase the number of people from underrepresented groups or who want to help underrepresented groups, and who are seeking careers in law and social justice. Fairhaven College has also created the Center for Law, Diversity and Justice (CLDJ) to support the work of students, faculty and community members around these issues.