Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Ensuring Equality in Legal Academia: Strategies to Dismantle Caste

Dear Academic Support Community,

I’m very pleased to announce, through the hard work of Kirsha Trychta and our programming committee, we are Co-producing a webinar with the Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research Section.

Co-produced by the Sections on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research and Academic Support

Date: Monday, May 10, 2021, 2:00 – 3:30 PM EST

Webinar Description:

Moderated by AALS Past President Darby Dickerson, this webinar will explore the caste system in legal education and will discuss potential solutions to the problem, with a particular focus on legal writing and academic support programs and professors. The moderator and a panel of law school Deans (comprised of former academic support and legal writing professors) will discuss how their schools and others can address this issue by mobilizing institutional support for skills professors, capturing the value-add that skills professors bring to legal education, opening up pathways to tenure, and addressing inequities, among other topics.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the problems with the academic caste system in legal education
  • Identify one concrete step professors can take to help develop their career or their program at their institution
  • Identify one concrete step law school administration can take to help develop the profession of skills professors

Click Here to register for the Webinar. *Registration is required


I hope to see many of you there, and feel free to spread the word!

Kind Regards

Melissa Hale

Chair, AALS Section on Academic Support

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