Sessions Information

  • January 5, 2017
    8:30 am - 10:15 am
    Session Type: Section Call for Papers
    Session Capacity: 441
    Hotel: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    Room: Continental Ballroom 5
    Floor: Ballroom Level

    This panel will discuss how best to teach students about sensitive issues related to topics of gender, race, poverty, sexual orientation, and other defining characteristics . The panel starts from the premise that professors’ identities affect how we teach and how our teaching is perceived by students. Students’ identities also affect how they learn and how they react when confronted with issues that trigger special sensitivities, or, conversely, issues and topics about which they have no personal experience. How can professors cultivate empathy among the students and raise the students’ emotional intelligence? How can professors best teach students to understand and tolerate differing viewpoints? This is important not only to teaching and learning, but also to the effective representation of clients and practice of law.

    Business meeting at program conclusion.  
Session Speakers
Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law

University of San Francisco School of Law

University of California, Davis, School of Law

University of California, Berkeley School of Law

Florida International University College of Law

University of Toledo College of Law

Session Fees
  • [5160] Women In Legal Education, Co-Sponsored by Minority Groups, Balance in Legal Education: $0.00