Harvard Law School has turned a new leaf and will now offer a 10 week series on the legal history of diversity. Last year the school saw a “live in protest” where students occupied the student lounge to push for more diversity initiatives. The class will cover “topics ranging from race in American history, to challenges facing Latinos, the originalist case for reparations, and religious pluralism.”
Over the course of the past few years, student protests have done little to create systematic changes in colleges and universities. The Harvard Law School protests seem to be one of the few to accomplish a few goals including implementing a class on diversity and “hiring a Director for Community Engagement and Equity.” Hopefully this is only the first step and Harvard Law School along with its students can expand on this in the future.