Sessions Information

  • January 4, 2018
    10:30 am - 12:15 pm
    Session Type: AALS Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: N/A
    Room: Pacific Ballroom Salon 14
    Floor: North Tower/Ground Level

    Faculty of color play a significant role in shaping clinical programing and developing courses to expose students to a greater and deeper understanding of the issues surrounding access to justice, particularly in communities of color. This program will explore the importance of that role and the position that faculty of color find themselves in during these challenging times. Clinical faculty of color are poised to play a leading role in supporting access to justice efforts at their respective law schools. And clinical faculty are often the “first responders” to challenges that confront clinics, such as internal budgetary constraints, external economic and political pressures, as well as continuing to provide valuable legal services to underserved communities. These front line clinical faculty may also find themselves fighting battles at home because of professional status issues that sometimes threaten job security, enhanced obligations to students and communities of color or limitations (real or perceived) on their participation in faculty governance or speech. These challenges are inextricably tied to the ability of clinical faculty to promote access to justice. This program will explore the challenges and opportunities faced by faculty of color who teach in law school clinical programs. 

    This program will consist of a single panel presentation featuring a moderator and three speakers. The format will feature 15 minute talks from each speaker, questions posed by the moderator and questions from the audience.  


Session Speakers
Organization: Seattle University School of Law

Organization: Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law

Organization: Texas A&M University School of Law

Organization: University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Session Fees
  • [4065] AALS Committee on Recruitment and Retention of Minority Law Teachers and Students - On the Front Line: The Role and Position of Clinical Faculty of Color in Challenging Times: $0.00