Sessions Information

  • January 6, 2017
    3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
    Session Type: Subsessions
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    Room: Golden Gate 4 & 5
    Floor: Lobby Level
    This final session will focus on service and teaching. With regard to service, it will challenge participants to develop service to their school, university, profession, and community as outlets for their academic and non-academic passions and interests. How do you approach the third prong of the tripartite journey toward tenure? There is service and service. Your service obligations may appear to be a chore, a burden (and, sometimes, they really are!). But you have the power to transform that perception and reality. Service is a gateway to learning about, and being active and influential in, the operation of your school. Your service provides an opportunity to interact with your colleagues—and for them to interact with you—to build strong personal and professional relationships. (On both sides, there is ongoing interactive assessment of participants’ character, capability, and potential.) This session will illustrate the ways in which the power resides with you to transform your service obligations, create your own service opportunities, and follow your passion in order to develop and extend your areas of expertise and your networks at the same time.

    With regard to teaching, law professors of color often report special challenges in the classroom stemming from dynamics that are hard to spot and to know how to address. This session will identify specific issues that may be of concern. How do I deal with difficult students? How do I ensure diverse participation in the classroom? How should I address the various differences among students — including racial, sexual orientation, or gender differences — and differences between students and myself? The panelists will offer some advice on how to plan and to facilitate classroom teaching in both large and small courses, and to be a more effective teacher. Their remarks will be followed by a lengthy period for questions and interactive discussion.
Session Speakers
University of California, Davis, School of Law

Seattle University School of Law

Seattle University School of Law

University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Session Fees

Fees information is not available at this time.