Sessions Information

  • January 5, 2017
    8:30 am - 10:15 am
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: 427
    Hotel: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    Room: Continental Ballroom 4
    Floor: Ballroom Level

    According to the Perception Institute, “most Americans believe in racial and gender equality and reject discrimination in any form. Yet, stereotypes embedded in our brains, shaped over time by history and culture, can lead us to view the world through a biased lens and behave contrary to our deeply held egalitarian values.” We are increasingly faced with the realities of the impact that biases have in society, but have we been reflective enough about the role that implicit bias plays in our lives as legal educators? How do implicit biases affect our teaching, and affect us as advocates for justice? How are we addressing the challenges inherent in the effect of biases on our individual and institutional interactions? How do these implicit biases affect students’ perceptions of justice and the law? Where is the line between personal bias and ideology? This session will explore the influence of implicit bias on legal educators: what are our respective biases, and how do they impact our teaching and advocacy; how do they affect students and their ability to challenge them; can we promote our sense of justice without asserting our own biases; and how can we control for implicit bias in our teaching. 

Session Speakers
Seton Hall University School of Law

University of California College of the Law, San Francisco

Verna Myers Consulting Group

University of California, Berkeley School of Law

Session Fees
  • [5070] Clinical Legal Education: $0.00