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Diversity Information for Faculty

The legal academy and legal profession are becoming increasingly diverse. Law faculty can help train diversity-competent attorneys by understanding how diversity issues can be incorporated into classroom discussions and the curriculum. The events and resources below provide opportunities for a greater understanding of how diversity can be an integral part of legal education and the legal profession.


Faculty Diversity Roundtables

The Roundtable Discussions, formerly called “Faculty Brown Bags,” are opportunities for faculty to come together to discuss issues of diversity in legal education and the profession. These roundtables allow faculty to share their experiences, concerns, tips, and techniques in a small-group setting. Lunch is provided.

Spring 2013 events will be posted in January.

Here is a look at last year’s discussion topics.




Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Seminar Lezak, 12-1 p.m.

Disabilities and Academic Accommodations

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Seminar Lezak, 12-1 p.m.

Lawyering and Cultural Competency

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Seminar Lezak, 12-1 p.m.

The Fixed-Intelligence Mindset: Understanding our Students’ Perceptions

Faculty Colloquia

The Diversity Workgroup hosted the February faculty colloquium:

Leonard M. Baynes, St. John’s University

Monday, February 6, 2012 12:00-1:00 p.m.


From the Diversity Workgroup

Bill Chin, Ruminations on Stimulating Robust Discussions of Race in the Law School Classroom (2011).

Excerpted content, Managing Hot Moments or Racism in the Classroom.

Summary, 2009 Lewis & Clark Law School Students of Color Survey.

A Brief Bibliography

Okianer Christian Dark, Incorporating Issues of Race, Gender, Class, Sexual Orientation, and Disability into Law School Teaching, 32 WILLAMETTE L. REV. 541(1996).

Margalynne J. Armstrong & Stephanie M. Wildman, Teaching Race/Teaching Whiteness: Transforming Colorblindness to Color Insight, 86 N.C. L. REV. 635 (2008).

Bill Ong Hing, Raising Personal Identification Issues of Class, Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Physical Disability, and Age in Lawyering Courses, 45 Stan. L. Rev. 1807 (1993).

American Bar Association, Diversity in the Legal Profession: Next Steps (2009).

Some Books

Examine a few diversity-related books available in the Faculty Lounge in the Legal Research Center or on the diversity display in the library. Contact Heather McCambly at to see additional resources or to suggest a topic or issue for the Diversity Workgroup’s attention.