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David C. Shapiro Memorial Law Library

Racial and Social Justice: Home

This Guide presents resources available to NIU College of Law students, faculty, administration and staff to help foster a legal profession dedicated to upholding racial justice.

Message from the Dean

We are in the midst of a movement that has sparked much needed conversations about a number of issues including racial inequality, police brutality, social justice, and white privilege.  These are some very challenging times, as we fight against two pandemics: one of systemic racism and the second a medical virus that is disproportionately impacting the black community in glaring numbers.  We have work to do in order to eradicate racism, make justice a reality for all, heal hearts and souls of a traumatized community, and bridge economic and social divides.  Together, even in the midst of turmoil, we can and will chart a better future for our community and the world.

We are committed to making this a priority for NIU Law's Shapiro Memorial Law Library.  And, I encourage you to explore the variety of resources and articles collected for you and made available through our LibGuide.  Please reach out to engage us as we all work to improve the lives and experiences of those who have been victimized for far too long.

Dean Cassandra L. Hill

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