American law schools lack diversity and adequate representation of minorities and underrepresented groups, both in their student body and faculty. This lack of representation often creates disconnects in the learning environment which may negatively impact minority students’ sense of belonging and willingness to engage in class. When classroom discussions lack these critical voices and perspectives, the result is a slanted and incomplete understanding of the law and its societal context. This article shares three strategies law professors can implement in their classrooms to actively promote inclusion, and amplify the experiences and voices of their students, especially women, students of color, and introverts.
|Original language||American English|
|Journal||The Second Draft: The Legal Writing Institute|
|State||Published - Jan 22 2020|
- legal writing
- legal education
- law school