Monday, May 3, 2021
The Diversity Committee of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research, together with the AALS Section on Academic Support, will host a webinar next week on May 10, 2021 on the important topic of “Ensuring Equality in Legal Academia: Strategies to Dismantle Caste.” This webinar will examine the caste system in legal education recently highlighted by Dean Darby Dickerson (UIC John Marshall School of Law) during her tenure as AALS President and memorialized in her article, “Abolish the Academic Caste System.”
Deans Michael Barry (South Texas College of Law Houston), Danielle Conway (Penn State Dickinson Law), Larry Cunningham (Charleston School of Law), Susan Duncan (Mississippi School of Law), and Michael Hunter Schwartz (McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific) will join moderator Dean Dickerson to discuss the detrimental impacts of such a caste system and potential solutions to the problem.
When: May 10, 2021, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM ET
The program is free, but advance registration is required. Click here to register.
Hat tip to Prof. Adam Eckart of the Suffolk University Law School