Diversity and Inclusion Committee

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.

Committee Members

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)