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Addressing Diversity and Implicit Bias in Your Classroom and Your Law School


Thursday, November 14, 2019 (11am - 12pm US/Central)


DESCRIPTION


Across the country, persons of color are increasingly subject to racial profiling, police brutality, racial gerrymandering, and the threat of deportation. At the same time, a growing body of research studies shows that implicit biases based on minority status are present and play a significant role in our law schools. In this context, it is important to train students to become culturally competent lawyers. This program will include a discussion of the importance of a legal research curriculum that addresses issues of diversity and implicit bias, despite possible unease when introducing sensitive topics in the classroom, and provide participants with tools and tips for incorporating these issues into both the legal research curriculum and into discussions occurring at their law school.

Participants will:
learn why diversity and implicit bias are critical issues and how to confidently address them
hear from law library faculty who have experienced implicit bias in the classroom as teachers, as well as how they address diversity and implicit bias
gain strategies for incorporating and responding to these issues

Registration for this event is closed.

AALL Body of Knowledge Domains:
PROFESSIONALISM & LEADERSHIP AT EVERY LEVEL
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TEACHING + TRAINING
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PANELIST INFORMATION


Mike Martinez Jr.
Deputy Director of Administration and Professor
St. Mary's University School of Law

Michelle Rigual
Director
University of New Mexico Law Library

Sherri Thomas
Law Librarian, Professor of Law Librarianship
University of New Mexico Law Library

Ronald E. Wheeler, Jr.
Director of the Fineman & Pappas Law Libraries and Associate Professor of Law
Boston University

Moderator:
Amy Carr
Senior Strategic Legal Insights Manager
Greenberg Traurig, LLP


Registration Fees:

These fees are available through 11/11/2019
Name Price Available To
AALL Member $0.00   Honorary
Retired
Student
Individual
Site Registration $125.00   Honorary
Retired
Student
Individual
Non-Member $60.00   NonMember
Non-Member $150.00   NonMember


Cancellation and Other Policies:

Cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing and emailed to csmith@aall.org by the registration deadline. No refunds will be given after the registration deadline. Refunds will not be given for no-shows.