Part of the Integrating Doctrine and Diversity Speaker Series, this session will feature a discussion among four book contributors about one of the biggest challenges to incorporating issues of race, gender, social justice, class, and diversity in the law school doctrinal classroom: the fear that some professors have that they won’t know how to react when something goes wrong with the discussion. Sometimes discussions about diversity can go in unexpected and surprising ways. Sometimes these discussions can be harmful, even when managed by faculty who are experts in managing difficult discussions. This conversation, led by professors who are doing this work successfully, will be an open and frank discussion of strategies to employ when the classroom conversation is contentious/problematic/harmful.
This event is co-sponsored by City University of New York City Law School and Roger Williams University School of Law.