January 5, 2022
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Session Type: Section Programs
Session Capacity: N/A
There is sparse legal scholarship on the experience of Native American applicants, law students, faculty, and staff in law schools. Words such as resilience, endurance, and perseverance often come to mind when Native Americans discuss experiences in the legal academy. Anecdotally, at annual conferences, Native Americans in legal academia gather and share accounts of isolation, inequality, anti-tribalism, and discrimination occurring in law schools. To be an inclusive space for the next generation of Native lawyers, this topic will provide an opportunity to discuss perspectives and recommendations on the Native American experience in the legal academy. The theme of striving for academic freedom and equality allows for an in-depth questioning of whether Native Americans are adequately and appropriately represented in legal curricula in the nation’s two hundred law schools. Within this theme, the panelists will discuss their lived experiences and invite a roundtable discussion with participants and the section board members.
- Indian Nations and Indigenous Peoples - Native American Experience in Legal Academia: Striving for Academic Freedom & Equality for Common Good: $0.00