Sessions Information

  • January 6, 2024
    10:00 am - 11:40 am
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Marriott Marquis Washington, DC
    Room: Scarlet Oak
    Floor: Second Floor, Mezzanine (One level above Lobby)


    The focus on defending democracy has traditionally been at the level of the state or political community. This panel turns the focus to democracy in organizations, and particularly to democratic ideals that may govern the American law school. Does democratic participation have a role in the governance of the law school? How does faculty governance work in a setting in which faculty contracts are differentiated and unequal? Is the focus now managerialist, in which university control and budgets play the primary role? Finally, the panel explores how law schools serve the public interest in a quasi-constitutional function in a democracy.

Session Speakers
Organization: University of California, Davis, School of Law
Speaker

Organization: University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Moderator

Organization: West Virginia University College of Law
Speaker

Organization: University of North Carolina School of Law
Speaker

Organization: Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Speaker

Organization: Brooklyn Law School
Speaker

Session Fees
  • Scholarship - Defending Democracy in the Law School: $0.00