The Diversity Committee is dedicated to fostering and supporting diversity and inclusion in legal writing education by supporting legal writing faculty of color and a diversity of perspectives in the legal writing classroom.
Below is an update on the committee’s recent and upcoming activities:
- Members of the committee attended the AALS–Legal Writing, Reasoning, & Research Section’s Faculty Recruitment Reception on October 12, 2018 in Washington, D.C. They spoke with people seeking to teach legal writing at various schools, including candidates of a diverse background.
- The Committee hosted a reception at the ALWD conference in May 2019. Thanks to the organizers for such a successful event!
- Committee member Bruce Ching will be a panelist on a presentation scheduled for the Seventh Biennial Applied Legal Storytelling conference in Colorado. The panelists include Bruce Chin (Mercer); Sherri Keene (University of Maryland); Faisal Kutty (Valparaiso); and Leslie Culver (California Western School of Law). Their topic is Race, Religion, and Careers: Stories of Professors of Color.
The Committee also recommends participation in the following project.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Committee.
Sha-Shana Crichton (Howard), Co-chair
Shailini George (Suffolk), Co-chair
Kim Holst, (ASU), LWI Board Liaison
Diana Donahoe (Georgetown)
Meredith Stange (Northern Illinois)
Bruce Ching (Michigan State)
Rachel Smith (St. John's)
Latisha Nixon-Jones (Southern)
Maureen Johnson (Loyola)