Sessions Information

  • January 4, 2019
    1:30 pm - 3:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Hilton New Orleans Riverside
    Room: Grand Salon Section 3
    Floor: First Floor

    The student bodies of most U.S. law schools are more heterogeneous than ever. New law professors face the daunting challenge of figuring out how to engage students who vary along a number of critical axes. Law students come from diverse racial, ethnic, national, socioeconomic, and religious backgrounds, and, of course, differ in gender and sexual orientation. Students also vary widely in their interests regarding the area of law they wish to focus on (e.g., civil v. criminal), the type of lawyer they wish to become (e.g., litigator v. transactional attorney), and their ultimate career goals. Finally, students vary significantly in their aptitudes for critical thinking, reading comprehension, attention to detail, and interpersonal communication. This panel will explore strategies for creating a classroom experience that effectively engages and supports students of markedly diverse backgrounds, interests, and strengths. 

    Business meeting at program conclusion.

Session Speakers
Washington and Lee University School of Law

University of Wyoming College of Law

Cleveland State University College of Law

University of South Carolina School of Law

Southwestern Law School

Session Fees
  • [4460] New Law Professors - Building Bridges: Teaching to Students of Different Backgrounds, Interests, and Strengths: $0.00