Sessions Information

  • January 5, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:15 pm
    Session Type: AALS Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Hilton New Orleans Riverside
    Room: Grand Salon Section 9
    Floor: First Floor

    In the wake of the #MeToo movement, courts, law firms, and the academy are taking a serious look at how they address workplace conduct, including bullying and sexual harassment. Law firms are improving their practices for addressing the complex issues surrounding harassment. The federal judiciary is revising its ethics codes, stepping up training, and revamping its procedures for investigating complaints. Law schools are engaging with their students on this issue like never before. The key challenges remain the significant power disparities and the chilling effect of reporting. Law schools are in a unique position to serve as a bridge between students and the greater legal community to help reduce these risks. This panel will discuss practical and novel ways that law schools can partner with the courts and the legal community to address these issues. This discussion will also include the important voice of someone who has experienced sexual harassment.

Session Speakers
American Bar Association

Yale Law School

Columbia Law School

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

Session Fees
  • [5205] AALS Program - #MeToo - The Courts, the Academy and Law Firms : $0.00