Interdisciplinary Concentration: Law, Diversity & Justice Emphasis

Interdisciplinary Concentration: Law, Diversity & Justice Emphasis


The Law, Diversity & Justice (LDJ) Concentration is designed for students with a strong interest in law, diversity and access to the legal system for under-served communities. The Law, Diversity and Justice Concentration is open to all Fairhaven students with a passion for social justice.  The concentration welcomes students who desire to effect change and who have the potential to act as leaders and role models in their communities using legal knowledge and processes. The curriculum also emphasizes a critical examination of how issues such as race, class, gender, sexual orientation and disability intersect with the legal system.

The Interdisciplinary Concentration is part of Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Beyond the Classroom

The Center for Law, Diversity & Justice (CLDJ) was established in 2006 at Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies and:

  • Supports the work of students, faculty and community members on issues of Law, Diversity & Justice
  • Pulls together various threads of justice work at WWU, including Fairhaven, and among the diverse communities in Whatcom and Skagit Counties.
  • Supports students designing interdisciplinary concentrations in areas of Law, Diversity, and Justice

Careers and Graduate Studies

Law, Diversity and Justice Alumni Work in the Following Positions:

• Attorney
• Domestic Violence Legal Advocate
• Writer
• Tribal Government Leader
• Social Entrepreneur
• Human Resource Professional
• Non-Profit Leader
• Social Worker
• Community Activist


Sample Jobs

  • Attorney
  • Advocate
  • Tribal Government
  • Non-Profit Leader
  • Social Worker
  • Community Activist

Requirements and Course Details

To learn more about this program, including grade requirements, a course listing, how to declare the major, and more, see the Program of Study Details.


Department of Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies Admissions