The University of Minnesota Law School has launched the Racial Equity and Justice (REJ) Milestone program aimed at providing law students with a better understanding of race and the law.

According to the school’s Nov. 10 announcement, students enter Minnesota Law with widely divergent knowledge and experience with racial injustice and its history in the U.S., which often makes it difficult to explore the many ways race and racism interplay with the American legal system and society at large. The REJ Milestone program employs self-study, discussion groups and experiential learning with the goal of helping students to gain a deeper understanding of the historical and current contexts surrounding racial injustice.