Sessions Information

  • January 4, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:40 am
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: N/A
    Room: Marriott Grand Ballroom 12
    Floor: Lobby Level, North Tower

    Law schools have long been homogenous. As Lani Guinier said about women’s legal education, law school is about “becoming gentlemen,” one could say that it is about “becoming white gentlemen.” Traditional hierarchies are entrenched throughout all of legal education. Although law schools have come to understand the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion, it often feels as DEI is merely performative. This panel explores the ways in which well-intentioned DEI programs, policies, and practices have failed to meaningfully change the culture of law school and considers approaches by which a law school may make a difference by making difference meaningful.

Session Speakers
Organization: Penn State Dickinson Law

Organization: Southwestern Law School

Organization: University of Tennessee College of Law

Organization: Marquette University Law School

Session Fees
  • Women in Legal Education, Co-Sponsored by Law Professors with Disabilities and Allies, Pre-Law Education and Admission to Law School, Student Services, and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues: $0.00